Police Beat for Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

April 22, 2014 Comments off

A 20-year-old Iuka man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after his car was found stopped in the middle of U.S. 51 between Sandoval and Centralia on Monday.  Brandon Schippel of Green Road allegedly had a baggie of a green leafy substance in the front seat of his car.  The substance will be tested at the crime lab.  Schippel was given a notice to appear in court.

21-year-old Robert Simmons of South Locust in Centralia remained in custody on Tuesday after being arrested at the probation department on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

33-year-old John Kelly of North Wall in Sandoval posted bond and was released after being arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on an outstanding Marion County divorce warrant, driving on a revoked license and resisting arrest.

22-year-old Brett Leadingham of Keenes posted $300 bond and was released after being arrested by Kinmundy Police on an outstanding Jefferson County DUI warrant.

Salem Man Injured in Early Morning Wreck

April 22, 2014 Comments off

A 74-year-old Salem man was taken to Salem Township Hospital following a two vehicle crash Tuesday morning at West Main and Illinois Street in Salem.  

Salem Police say Donnie Shuler of West Lake Street was traveling west on Main Street and struck a car stopped in traffic driven by 40-year-old Thomas Rohrscheib of Fielder Drive in Salem.  

Shuler was taken by ambulance to Salem Township Hospital.  Rohrscheib declined treatment for apparent minor injuries.  

Tickets are pending.  The crash occurred at 8:09 Tuesday morning.    

Salem Man Charged With Cyberstalking, Threatening His Mother

April 22, 2014 Comments off

Bond has been set at $15,000 for a 31-year-old Salem man who was formally charged in Marion County Court on Monday with two felony counts of cyberstalking.  Jason Kelly of West Schwartz is accused on at least two occassions of harassing his mother Teresa Mendenhall by transmitting an electronic threat of immediate or future bodily harm.  In the second count, Kelly is accused of using an electronic message indicating he would shoot Mendenhall and her husband and as well as expressing a desire to kill his mother.  As part of bond, Kelly was ordered to have no contact with his mother.  The public defender was appointed to represent him.

In other court news, Bond was set at $5,000 for a 36-year-old Sheila Weaver of South Hamilton in Salem on a charge of criminal trespass to a residence.  She was allegedly found inside a home on East McMackin Street in Salem without permission.  Weaver had a public defender appointed to represent her.  If she is released on bond, she was ordered to have no contact with the home on East McMackin Street.   

Mt. Vernon Murder Suspect Enters Not Guilty Plea

April 22, 2014 Comments off

MT. VERNON — A Mt. Vernon man has pleaded not guilty to a deadly 2010 shooting.

Marventi D. Palmer, 27, was charged in January with first degree murder in the death of Deon Feggins.

Feggins, 15, was shot and killed in August 2010 near the corner of South 18th and Conger Streets in Mt. Vernon.

Jefferson County State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman says Palmer entered a not guilty plea and waived his right to a speedy trial during a court appearance Tuesday.

A pretrial hearing is set for June 17.

Palmer is currently serving a 20-year sentence at Shawnee Correctional Center on unrelated drug and weapon charges out of Jefferson County.

Electronics Recycling Day Until Noon Tuesday At SCHS

April 22, 2014 Comments off

Salem Community High School will be holding a Electronics recycling day for Earth Day on Tuesday at the front circle drive from 8 a.m to NOON.

The annual recycling is being conducted by the Green Team at Salem Community High School and Keep Salem Beautiful.  Old electronic devices, used cell phones, toner and ink cartridges, and plastic shopping sacks will be accepted.

There will be a $5 per item fee for businesses with CRT Computer Monitors. Everything else is free.  

This WILL BE THE ONLY Electronics recycling event at Salem Community High School this year so don’t miss it.

St. Mary’s Recieves National Award

April 21, 2014 Comments off

A group that ranks hospital performance and patient experiences online has recognized St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia as among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for delivering positive patient experiences, according to a St. Mary’s press release.

The Healthgrades group awarded the hospital with their 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Healthgrades evaluated St. Mary’s Hospital’s performance as assessed by the hospital’s patients across 27 different questions that roll up to ten distinct measures.  Ranging from cleanliness and noise levels in a patient room to factors such as pain management and responsiveness to patient’s needs, the measures also include whether a patient would recommend this hospital to friends or family. 

A full copy of the report is available at http://www.healthgrades.com.

Centralia Swears in New City Clerk

April 21, 2014 Comments off

Centralia officially swore in the City’s new Clerk on Monday. 

Kim Enke, a former administrative assistant, was appointed to the position after the retirement of former clerk Tanya Bundy last week.


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