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A 22-year-old Chicago man has been returned to Marion County to face charges in connection with a June 5th shooting of two men in Laura Leake Park in Centralia.  

Darius Holliday was arrested a few days after the shooting in Cook County on the Marion County warrant charging him with two Class X felony charges of aggravated battery with a weapon.  Bond on the warrant is set at $300,000.

Centralia Police believe Holliday fired the gun at 19-year-old Devale Johnson of Georgia after comments were made to Holliday about an earlier event where a girl had been followed while riding her bike.  He also apparently unintentionally hit 52-year-old Juan Hayes of Chicago as he ran for his truck.  Both Johnson and Hayes were airlifted to St. Louis Hospitals for gunshot wounds to the upper legs and were later released.  


Four people were arrested on drug related charges in Marion County Friday and early Saturday morning. 

A 23-year-old Centralia man was taken into custody on a recently issued Marion County warrant for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.  Montez Duncan of East McCormick is being held in the Marion County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond.

Two people remain in the Marion County Jail after being arrested on drug charges following a Friday night traffic stop by sheriff's deputies.  27-year-old Jalil Baker of North Sycamore in Centralia and 39-year-old Amy Sullivan of Sandoval were both arrested for possession of under five grams of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

46-year-old Randy Wimberly of England Road in Salem was arrested by Salem Police following an early morning traffic stop for possession of a controlled substance, possession of under 2.5 grams of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Police initially stopped Wimberly when he was spotted in the Paradise Cemetery after hours.  A search of the car was conducted after Salem Canine Freddy alerted on the vehicle.  Police say they located hydrocodone in the vehicle.


Three Vandalia residents were injured in a two car crash on U.S. 40 at Illinois Route 128 in Altamont late Friday afternoon.  

State Police say preliminary information indicates 33-year-old Timothy Rahn of Dix was traveling northbound and failed to yield at the intersection.  The front end of his car hit the front end of a westbound car on US 40 driven by 31-year-old Gregory Leduc of Vandalia.  

Leduc and two passengers, a three and five-year-old juvenile from Vandalia, were all taken to St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham for treatment of apparent minor injuries.  

Rahn was not injured.  He was ticketed for failure to yield at a stop intersection.

The crash occurred at 5:23 Friday afternoon.  


A 25-year-old Columbus, Ohio man was seriously injured in a one vehicle crash on Interstate 70 four miles west of Vandalia late Friday afternoon.

State Police say John Poehlmann was traveling eastbound when his vehicle went into the median for unknown reasons.  Poehlmann then overcorrected and his car went across both eastbound lanes of I-70.  It came to a stop after entering the roadside ditch and striking a tree.  

Poehlmann was airlifted from the scene to St. Louis University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  

The crash occurred at 4:10 Friday afternoon.  


A 50-year-old Centralia woman remained in custody Saturday for a probation violation.  Lori Harris of North Hickory Ridge was arrested by Sheriff's Deputies on Friday.

29-year-old Susan Ashley of East Wilson in Sandoval remained in custody Saturday for alleged driving on a suspended or revoked license.  

31-year-old Trevor Cannon of Colestock Lane in Centralia posted $150 bond after being arrested by Sandoval Police for an alleged battery.   

25-year-old Lindsey Manskel of South Mine in Sandoval was arrested by Centralia Police for alleged driving under the influence of alcohol.  Manskel was released after posting $300 bond.  




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