MARION COUNTY — Bail was set at $300,000 Monday in Marion County Court for a 28-year-old Centralia man charged in connection with a weekend home invasion.

Lamar Bennett is charged with Class X felony home invasion and Class 3 felony being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Centralia police arrested Bennett over the weekend. He pleaded guilty in 2016 in Marion County to a felony charge of possessing narcotics, in exchange for a charge stemming from the alleged armed robbery of Fuel Vend in Centralia being dismissed.

Bennett was taken to the Marion County Jail where he remains awaiting the formal filing of charges and the setting of bail.