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Police Beat for Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Police Beat for Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

A 32-year-old Salem man was arrested by Centralia Police on outstanding Marion and Clinton County failure to appear warrants as well as attempted escape and resisting arrest.   Police reports indicate they responded to a report of a person acting unusual in the yard of a home.    While being taken into custody on the warrants, Matthew Nehrt allegedly tried to run out the back door of the police station.  Police say he was quickly apprehended.  Nehrt was wanted in Marion County for failure to appear on a driving on a revoked license charge and in Clinton County for failure to appear in a forgery case.

19-year-old Mabel Higgins of South Sycamore in Centralia was arrested by Centralia Police for possession of meth, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.   Police stopped to question Higgins while she was walking near Poplar and Calumet.  She allegedly admitted to having a drug pipe, but when she pulled it out a package of what field-tested as methamphetamine fell out of her clothing.  She was also allegedly found in possession of a narcotic pill.

38-year-old Timothy Bryan of South Cherry in Centralia was arrested for an aggravated domestic battery that had occurred earlier.

22-year-old Brian Scott of South Lackey in Salem was arrested by Salem Police for alleged criminal damage to property.  He is accused of criminal damage to the inside of the home where he lived.

55-year-old Judith Hill of North Cherry in Centralia was arrested by Centralia Police on outstanding Marion and Clinton County warrants.  The Marion County warrant is for failure to appear on a felony theft charge.  Bond is set at $5,000.

Three others were taken to jail for bail bond violations after testing positive for drug use.   51-year-old Derrick Witzel of Spruce Street in Patoka, 9-year-old Jeremiah Fink of Quail Run in Salem and 37-year-old Brian McKenzie of Louse Creek Road in Patoka all later posted bond and were released.