Three Enter Guilty Pleas in Marion County Court
A 27-year-old Centralia man has pleaded guilty to one of three aggravated battery charges pending against him. William Burgess of North Beech was accused in all three of committing an aggravated battery to a child under 13. He pled guilty to the charge that accused him of grabbing the child by the hand and forcing the boy to strike himself repeatedly in his own eye and face. Burgess was sentenced to three years probation, given credit for 38 days served in jail, ordered not to reside in any residence with a person under the age of 18, to sustain from drugs and alcohol and attend anger counseling.
A 36-year-old Centralia man has pleaded guilty to domestic battery. Benjamin Webster of East Rexford in Centralia admitted to striking Rachel Ashlock in the face with his hands. He was placed on two years probation, given credit for 22 days served in jail. Charges of resisting arrest and obstructing identification were dropped as part of the plea.
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