Police Beat for Thursday, May 9th, 2013A 22-year-old Salem man is in custody for domestic battery and violation of a no contact order after allegedly forcing his way into the home of a Salem woman two times in the past week. Andrew Sloat of South Washington is accused of kicking the door open at the Katie Norton home just north of Salem last Friday. Once inside, Norton told deputies she was thrown to the ground. She sought hospital treatment for her injuries. Sloat allegedly returned to the Norton home on Tuesday. He again allegedly entered the home uninvited, pushed Norton against a wall and tried to throw her phone. Sloat was gone when deputies arrived, but was located and taken into custody at his home on Wednesday.
A 29-year-old Centralia woman is being held on two counts of domestic battery. Amanda Wyant of Dean Street is accused of striking Shalynn Tolley of Cody Road in Centralia and Wade Wilkinson of Shaw Road in Walnut Hill. Wyant was allegedly following the two in a car and struck them after they stopped their vehicle at 11th and Hester.
34-year-old Amanda White of rural Brownstown was arrested at the probation department for violation of bail bond.
Two people remain in custody on outstanding warrants. 47-year-old Kevin Mattren of Green Bay was arrested by Centralia Police on an outstanding Wisconsin warrant. 19-year-old Jordon Gambill of North Poplar in Patoka is being held for failure to appear for illegal consumption of liquor.
Two others posted bond on outstanding warrants and were released. 41-year-old Richard Murphy of North Poplar in Patoka posted $750 bond on a failure to appear warrant in a deceptive practice case. 33-year-old Joseph Smith of Leafland Drive in Centralia posted $500 bond after being arrested by Centralia Police on a Fayette County driving under the influence warrant.
50-year-old David Essary of North Jefferson in Salem was arrested by sheriff's deputies for alleged misdemeanor theft and criminal trespass to railroad property. He was allegedly found along the railroad tracks on the North Hoots Chapel Road crossing picking up railroad scrap. Essary posted bond and was released.
Salem Police are investigating a vehicle burglary. Kevin Oller of Fielder Drive reported a couple of credit cards missing after his car was entered Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of a park bench and solar lights from Michael Lawson of Green Street Road in Centralia. The sheriff's department is also investigating the theft of a large number of items from the Zorica Antink property on Burge Road in Centralia.
27-year-old Dustin Keeley of Melrose in Centralia posted $150 bond and was released after being arrested by sheriff's deputies for driving on a revoked or suspended license.
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