CENTRALIA, IL — Bond has been set at $25,000 in Clinton County Court for a 33-year-old Centralia woman accused of using her vehicle as a deadly weapon in an alleged incident Wednesday night. Errian Johnson was formally charged Friday morning with Class 3 felony aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, along with two misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property.
According to Centralia police, shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, Johnson was involved in a domestic dispute in the 600 block of West Sixth. After initially refusing to leave the home, she reportedly left but later returned. It’s then that reports say she drove into a person with her vehicle before crashing into a parked SUV causing the bumper and license plate of her vehicle to fall off. Johnson then allegedly fled the scene but was taken into custody a few blocks away. The person allegedly hit by her vehicle was reportedly struck in the hand and didn’t require hospital treatment. She was arrested for alleged aggravated battery, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving under the influence. Johnson was subsequently taken to the Clinton County Jail. She was advised in court Friday to have no contact with the person struck in the incident or the residence.
A December 22nd preliminary hearing was scheduled along with a first appearance with court appointed counsel.