• Joshua Rusher

    A 29-year-old Centralia man was arrested by Marion County Sheriff's Deputies for alleged battery and disorderly conduct after he allegedly punched the driver of a car in the jaw that was involved in a car-deer accident.

    Deputies report Joshua Rusher of Haley Drive was taken into custody after he punched and knocked the driver, 22-year-old Logan Mueller of Irvington Road in Centralia, to the ground. Rusher than reportedly continued to push Muller back down.

    The crash occurred in the 29-hundred block of State Route 161 East of Centralia just before ten Friday night. While Rusher was not a passenger in the car, his girlfriend reportedly was.

    One of the two passengers, 26-year-old Megan Shreve of 13th Street in Centralia, was taken to SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital for treatment. The driver and a second passenger, 26-year-old Stephanie Thomas of the Norton Road in rural Odin, escaped injury.

  • Chad Evans

    A 39-year-old Wamac man has been arrested for arson and criminal damage to property charges early Saturday morning after allegedly setting a riding lawn mower on fire.

    Wamac Police say Chad Evans was at the home of his mother on Gompers Street when he allegedly began tearing up the home and then went outside and allegedly broke out a window in the shed and set fire to a riding lawn mower owned by Joseph Shedelbower of North Walnut Street in Centralia. Evans reportedly had a prior verbal confrontation with Shedelbower in the house.

    The fire was extinguished with a garden hose before the arrival of the Centralia Fire Protection District.

    Evans reportedly left the scene. When 42-year-old Melissa Schulte of North Harrison in Central City appeared in Evans' van, she was questioned about where she had taken him. Schulte allegedly refused to say and was arrested for obstructing justice.

    Wamac Police later located Evans and took him into custody. Both Evans and Schulte were taken to the Marion County Jail.

  • Joseph Suarez

    A 24-year-old Salem man has been arrested for possession of stolen property in connection with batteries taken from 16 golf carts at the Flora Country Club.

    Marion County Sheriff's Deputies took Joseph Suarez of South Lackey Street into custody after the Clay County Sheriff's Department reportedly tracked nine of the batteries to Suarez who had allegedly taken them to salvage yards in Salem and Sandoval.

  • Marion County Sheriff's Deputies have released details on a single vehicle crash in the 1500 block of Green Street Road east of Central City on Wednesday afternoon.

    Reports indicate a car driven by 68-year-old Ann McCullum of North Indiana in Salem ran off the pavement and hit a culvert on the right side of the road.

    McCullum was taken by private vehicle to St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia by personal vehicle.

    The crash occurred at 3:36 Wednesday afternoon.

  • A 42-year-old Centralia man has been arrested by Centralia Police on an outstanding felony failure to appear warrant for felony theft. Muriel Givens of Marquis Drive remained in the Marion County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond.

    Two people remained in the Marion County Jail on Friday on outstanding failure to appear in court warrants.

    61-year-old Ricardo Roberson of North Elm in Centralia was arrested by Centralia police for failure to appear on an outstanding felony warrant.

    55-year-old Clark Crable of Fox Creek Road in Mt. Vernon was arrested on a civil contempt of court warrant.