Centralia woman pleads guilty to lesser charge in home invasion case

MARION COUNTY — An 18-year-old Centralia woman was sentenced in Marion County court Tuesday to time served and 4-years probation after she pleaded guilty to robbery – the lesser of two felony charges against her.

Corneshia Fletcher was facing charges of Class X felony home invasion causing injury and Class 2 felony robbery. Fletcher pleaded guilty to the robbery charge in exchange for the home invasion charge being dismissed.

She was sentenced to 79 days in jail with credit for 79 days served, 4 years probation, and ordered to pay $1,162 in court costs.

According to Centralia Police Chief Brian Atchison, Fletcher was arrested in January after officers developed information pointing to her as a suspect in a home invasion.

Police also arrested 19-year-old Briesha Rush, of Mt. Vernon, in connection with that same home invasion. Rush was charged with Class 4 felony obstruction of justice for allegedly attempting to destroy property taken in the home invasion.

Rush pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to 6-days in jail and 2-years probation, and was ordered to complete drug and alcohol treatment, and pay $1,017 in fines, fees, and court costs.

Police reports indicate that just before midnight January 8, 2018, a resident of Lamplight apartments heard a knock at her door but before she could answer it the door flew open and three women rushed into her apartment.

As the resident struggled with at least one of the three suspects the others ransacked the apartment and ultimately fled the scene with items from the residence.