Centralia man wanted in connection with domestic battery turns himself in

CENTRALIA — A 34-year-old Centralia man wanted in connection with a domestic battery incident Wednesday night has reportedly turned himself in at the Marion County Jail.

Michael Kretzer
(Source: MCSO)

According to the Centralia Police Department, Michael Kretzer was being sought on charges of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated fleeing and eluding police.

Kretzer fled in his Jeep after his neighbors called police after hearing a woman screaming in his home for someone to call 911. The vehicle was later found abandoned in Jefferson County.

The woman screaming for help was taken to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of a broken jaw after allegedly being choked.

Kretzer has a history of domestic violence dating back to a misdemeanor arrest in 2007 in Clinton County.

He was then convicted in 2011 in separate cases against separate women for felony aggravated battery of a blind woman in 2010 and aggravated battery of a pregnant woman in 2011. He was sentenced in those cases to five years in prison combined.