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Centralia Man Draws Two Year Prison Term on Theft Conviction

January 7, 2017

A Centralia man is headed to prison.

41-year-old John Harden of East 2nd Street received a two year prison term after pleading guilty to a theft-possession of stolen property charge. He admitted to have possession of several bags of tools, tool boxes, and multiple miscellaneous body repair tools valued at more than $500 that he knew or should have known were stolen.

As part of the plea, a charge of breaking into a building owned by Christopher Schempp, Junior on South Commercial in Central City where the items were allegedly taken was dropped. In addition to the two years in prison, Harden will have to complete one year of mandatory supervised release when getting out of prison. He was given credit for 180 days already served in the Marion County Jail.

Harden was arrested last June. The theft is believed to have occurred in December of 2015.

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