Centralia Man Arrested for Breaking in Church and Assaulting Officers

A Centralia man is in the Boone County jail after an arrest for breaking into a church and assaulting 2 officers.

Centralia Police say they were called to the Centralia Baptist Church, Saturday afternoon around 3:30.

The pastor called and reported that 34 year old Jonathan N. Griffin was in the sanctuary armed with a hammer and a baseball bat.

When police arrived Griffin then allegedly approached an officer taking a swing with the baseball bat, and started choking out an officer.

A stun gun and pepper spray was used to subdue Griffin.

The officers suffered minor injuries.

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