$50,000 Bond Set for Centralia Man Accused for Burglarizing Grandfather’s Home

$50,000 Bond Set for Centralia Man Accused for Burglarizing Grandfather’s Home

MARION COUNTY — Bail has been set at $50,000 for a 26-year-old Centralia man charged in Marion County court with burglary of his grandfather’s Central City home.

Collin Arnold was formally charged in court Wednesday with Class 1 felony residential burglary, which is punishable by between 4 and 15 years in prison if convicted.

According to police, Arnold allegedly forced open the door to his grandfather’s South Marion Street home in Central City twice this month and once inside allegedly took prescription drugs and cash.

Arnold allegedly admitted the break-ins to his family to police, saying they were to support a heroin habit.

His grandfather was reportedly in the hospital at the time of the break-ins.

If Arnold is able to gain his release from jail he is prohibited from having contact with the victim or the victim’s residence. Probation services is assisting in locating an inpatient treatment facility to accept Arnold.

He’s next due in court January 15 for a preliminary hearing and first appearance with his court-appointed attorney.