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Five Face New Felony Charges In Marion County Court

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Five people arrested over the weekend in Marion County have been charged with felony offenses.

Bond was set at $50,000 for 32-year-old Todd Gormann of North Pine in Centralia after he was formally charged with unlawful possession of weapons by a felon and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.  Gormann was arrested on Sunday outside his estranged wife's home where he had allegedly showed her he was in possession of two handguns.   While Gormann did not have the pistols in his possession, police found them laying nearby in different locations.  They reported one of the guns was loaded.  As police were walking Gormann up the steps to the station, a key lock box allegedly fell from his belt.  Police say the found three baggies of a substance that field tested for heroin.  Gormann had the public defender appointed to represent him. 

A 47-year-old Centralia woman has been charged with burglary for entering the Salem Wal-Mart Store with the intent to commit a theft.  Theresa Martinez of West Noleman was allegedly caught with items from the store in her possession.   State's Attorney Matt Wilzbach said he elevated the charge from retail theft because Martinez admitted her intent to steal items when she came to the store and because of her past record of retail thefts.  Bond was set at $20,000.  The public defender was appointed to represent her.

A 24-year-old Centralia man has been charged with aggravated battery.  Nathaniel Maines of Saddler Street is accused of pushing, slapping, and grabbing Crystal Murphy around the neck knowing she was pregnant.  Bond was set at $15,000 and the Public Defender was appointed to represent him.   

Bond has been set at $10,000 for 38-year-old Jason Gallion of North Street in Mt. Vernon after he was charged with unlawful possession of 30 to 500 grams of cannabis.  Gallion was arrested during concentrated drug patrols by the sheriff's department on Saturday night.  He allegedly had the marijuana hidden in his clothing during a traffic stop.   

52-year-old Julie Houser of North Beech in Centralia had bond set at $10,000 after being charged with aggravated unlawful use of weapons.  Houser is accused of having a handgun in her car without a fireowners ID card.    

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