Five Face New Charges In Marion County Court Following Weekend ArrestsA 39-year-old Centralia man had bond set at $25,000 after being charged in Marion County Court on Monday with two drug offenses. Howard Mays of South Maple is accused of possession of less than five grams of methamphetamine and possession of under 2.5 grams of cannabis. The drugs were found in Mays' car after it ran into the ditch along the Odin Road near Soper Road early Monday morning. He also faces several traffic tickets, including driving under the influence of drugs. The public defender was appointed to represent him.
A 21-year-old Mt. Vernon man was charged with two drug offenses after drugs were allegedly found in his car following a traffic stop by Wamac Police over the weekend. Mica Klebba of East Boyd was charged with unlawful possession of less than 15 grams of cocaine and possession of 2.5 to ten grams of cannabis. Bond was set at $10,000. Klebba said he would hire his own attorney.
A 33-year-old Centralia man had bond set at $10,000 after being charged with two counts of felony domestic battery. Billy Finley of South Elm is accused of picking up his wife Morgan Finley and his sister Wendy Young and throwing them to the ground over the weekend. The charges were a felony because of prior convictions.
36-year-old Matthew Askew of South Pine in Centralia was charged with domestic battery. He's accused of striking his wife Tammy Askew in the mouth. Bond was set at $2,500.
19-year-old Cole Eaker of South Lincoln in Salem had bond set at $2,500 for resisting a peace officer. Eaker is accuse of fleeing a Marion County Sheriff's Deputy and Odin Police Chief when they attempted to take him into custody on an outstanding juvenile warrant.
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Police Beat for Friday, May 29th, 2015