CENTRALIA, IL — A 53-year-old Central City man remains in the Marion County Jail following his arrest Easter Sunday on multiple charges. An off-duty Wamac Police officer reportedly witnessed Michael Thompson driving the wrong way on North Elm Street early Sunday morning.
Central City Police said they initially could not find Thompson after receiving the wrong way complaint. However, Centralia police later located Thompson at a home in the 100 block of Condit where he was allegedly attempting to gain entry. Centralia police arrested Thompson for alleged criminal trespass to a residence and criminal damage to property. Central City police charged him with alleged driving under the influence of drugs, reckless driving, improper lane usage, and operating a vehicle without insurance. Thompson was arrested on the traffic charges after he allegedly admitted to driving the vehicle in the earlier incident. His vehicle, which matched the description of the one seen driving the wrong way, was found parked outside Quad County Ready Mix on Rhodes Street.
He was also taken into custody on an outstanding Marion County failure to appear warrant on a pending misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass to a residence. Bail on the warrant was set at $5,000.