Former Centralia Man Pleads Guilty Wednesday to Firing Shots at an Occupied Vehicle in 2017

Former Centralia Man Pleads Guilty Wednesday to Firing Shots at an Occupied Vehicle in 2017

MARION COUNTY — A 28-year-old former Centralia man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Marion County court to firing shots and an occupied vehicle in 2017 and was sentenced to three years probation.

Roosevelt Cooper-McGee, now of Georgia, was originally charged 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.

He was arrested 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.

Cooper-McGee pleaded guilty Wednesday to one of the Class 1 charges in exchange for the other charges being dismissed, as well as charges of Class X aggravated delivery of between 5-15 grams of meth in a protected structure and Class 2 possession of less than 15 grams of meth from a 2017 case.

In the 2017 case, Cooper-McGee was arrested at the home of Anthonette M. Strowder who is scheduled to be sentenced next month in federal court for the trafficking of methamphetamine and cocaine in the community.

In addition to the three years’ probation, Cooper-McGee was also sentenced to 15 days in the County jail, credit for time served, drug and alcohol evaluation with treatment, abstain with testing, defendant may remain residing in Georgia, no contact with the city of Centralia except to visit family and children and each visit is not to exceed three days, $7500 drug assessment to the Centralia police drug fund, fines costs and assessment to total bond posted.