Bail set at $100k for fourth person arrested in connection with theft of guns

MARION COUNTY — Marion County authorities have taken a fourth person into custody in connection with the recent theft of guns from a parked car north of Salem.

Cory Miller (Source: MCSO)

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Cory Miller, of Salem, was located Friday by Centralia police and held for sheriff’s deputies who arrested him on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and vehicle burglary.

Miller was formally charged Monday in Marion County Court with Class 2 felony burglary and Class 3 being a felon in possession of a firearm. His bail was set at $100,000.

Three other Salem residents were arrested last Thursday and were formally charged Friday in Marion County Court in connection with the same theft.

Bail for 18-year-old Donald Fairchild was set at $25,000 and he was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Bail was set at $10,000 for 22-year-old John Phillips and he was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, while 18-year-old Kaylee Hanks was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond after she was charged with burglary.