State's Attorney Not to Pursue Charges Against CILA Resident
Resident Had Been Arrested by Centralia Police for Aggravated Battery and Criminal Damage to Property
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Marion County State's Attorney Bill Milner doesn't plan to pursue charges against the resident of a CILA who tore up a facility and sent two other residents of the home to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

Milner says since the 23-year-old man is in a CILA he has mental issues that would raise questions if he understood the consequences of his actions. As a result, arrangements have been made to move the man to a different CILA.

Centralia Police and Fire, along with ambulance personnel, responded on Monday to the CILA owned by Community Alternatives on East McCord Street when called by the staff member on duty.

Police found two other residents with injuries and the staff member shaken up, but refused hospital treatment. ATV, DVD Player and Blinds had also been damaged and two windows shattered.

The man who was arrested was found in a bedroom where he took up a fighting stance when police opened the door. When he moved towards police with a clinched fist, he was tazed. That allowed the man to be taken into custody without further incident.

Milner says the injuries to the other two CILA residents were apparently minor and they were treated and released at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital.

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