Dierre Hill was arrested in March for the armed robbery of the Family Dollar Store in Centralia. Hill was ultimately charged in court with Class X felony armed robbery and Class 2 felony robbery.
Hill pleaded guilty Thursday to the Class 2 felony charge in exchange for the Class X felony charge being dismissed. Judge Mark Stedelin accepted the plea and ordered a pre-sentencing investigation to be conducted. A sentencing hearing in the case is scheduled for November 14.
According to Centralia police, they responded around 8:50 p.m. March 31, to calls from the store saying had just been robbed and the suspect fled south on a bicycle.
Within minutes officers had Hill in custody and they reportedly located a firearm.
Police say Hill was riding a bicycle and wearing clothes that matched that given of the robbery suspect.
Officers reportedly located a bag of money on Hill that was described as that taken during the robbery and the Centralia Police K-9 located a pellet gun nearby that is believed to be the weapon displayed during the robbery.