CENTRALIA — A 27-year-old Kell man is in the Marion County Jail, after being arrested Saturday on charges including a hate crime and child endangerment.
Centralia police arrested Timothy Morton after a reported altercation with two teens in the 600 block of East Broadway.
Morton reportedly used racial slurs when asking the two teens about his wife’s whereabouts.
The teens reportedly became upset at the slurs and Morton is alleged to have then climbed into the back of his pickup truck and grabbed a board.
One of the teens reportedly received a minor injury to his hand as he wrestled the board away from Morton, telling police they believed Morton would go after them with the board.