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Police Beat for Saturday, May 4th, 2013

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

A 48-year-old Centralia man was being held in the Marion County Jail Saturday following a series of incidents that began when he allegedly exposed himself.  Centralia Police say Gregory McCray of Cormick Street was spotted with his pants down on North Elm near Andrews Street on Friday.  When officers arrived, McCray was walking down the street nearby.  He allegedly hid a screwdriver in one of his hands making it a weapon.  McCray then allegedly told police he was not going to be arrested and attempted to pull away before he was handcuffed.  McCray is being held for alleged public indecency, unlawful use of weapons and resisting arrest.  Police say McCray denied exposing himself and was only adjusting his pants.  

43-year-old Tabitha Eckleberry of South Lincoln in Centralia was arrested by Centralia Police for alleged domestic battery to Chanda Atwood of the same address.

Kinmundy Police arrested 43-year-old Paul Ferris of South Madison in Kinmundy for alleged domestic battery and battery.

26-year-old Trevor Britton of Markland Drive in Salem remained in custody Saturday morning for alleged driving under the influence. 

23-year-old David Renfrow of East Sixth in Centralia remained in jail Saturday after being arrested by Centralia Police on an ordinance violation warrant.  

30-year-old Clarence Foster of U.S. 50 in Iuka posted $150 bond and was released after being arrested by sheriff's deputies for alleged driving under the influence.

30-year-old Joshua McNeil of North College in Salem posted $150 bond and was released for driving on a suspended license or driving on a revoked license.  

The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating a residential burglary.  Michael Ussrey reported his lake house on Itasca Lane on Lake Centralia was broken into Monday or Tuesday.  Ussrey is compiling a list of items stolen.  

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