Salem man charged in connection with multiple area burglaries

Salem man charged in connection with multiple area burglaries

MARION COUNTY, IL — A 28-year-old Salem man was formally charged Wednesday in Marion County Court with felony burglary stemming from a January burglary of a construction company building in Junction City. Slade Thompson is accused of entering into the General Contractors facility on Industrial Drive in Junction City on January 9th.

Thompson was free on bond in multiple cases when arrested on the latest burglary charge. He’s facing multiple charges in Clinton and Marion counties dating back to  2021. He’s accused of the Christmas Eve burglary to the maintenance shed at Salem Community High School, the December burglary to the CSX railroad Depot on South Broadway, and the June burglary to the location on West Main Street where Sleep in Heavenly Peace was storing their tools and materials. All together Thompson is facing four Class 2 felony counts of burglary in three separate Marion County cases. In Clinton County he’s facing two counts Class 2 felony burglary, one count Class 3 felony theft, Class 4 felony criminal damage to government property, and misdemeanor criminal damage to property.

Thompson is next due to appear in Marion County Court June 1, for the three cases against him in that court and May 11th for the Clinton County case.

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