Former Centralia Man Charged For Firing Shots Into A Vehicle

(SALEM, IL) — A 26-year-old former Centralia man is free on $10,000 cash bond after he was formally charged in Marion County court with two felony counts of firing shots into an occupied vehicle last month in Centralia. Roosevelt Cooper-McGee, now of Georgia, has been charged in Marion County Court with two Class 1 felony counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle and Class 4 felony criminal damage to property. According to reports, Cooper-McGee fired a gun in the direction of another person and also firing a gun into an occupied vehicle, causing over $500 in damage to the vehicle. No one was injured in the incident but Cooper-McGee left the scene in another vehicle. A warrant was issued April 27 for his arrest, with bail set at $100,000. He was arrested Wednesday at the Marion County courthouse when he appeared for a 2016 case charging him with Class 3 felony being a felon in possession of a firearm as well as misdemeanor resisting a peace officer and possession of cannabis. He’s next due in court May 24 for a first appearance in the latest case.