A 38-year-old Centralia man was charged Wednesday in Marion County Court with misdemeanor domestic battery and resisting a police officer, after an incident Tuesday in which he is alleged to have held his infant child in his vehicle following a drunken dispute and refused to give the child to his wife or police.
Bail for Brian Dill was set at $7,500 and he was ordered to have no contact with his wife or her dependents. He was given time to hire an attorney and is scheduled for a November first appearance.
According to reports, police were first called to Dill’s home in response to a verbal argument between Dill and his wife. But they were ultimately called back just minutes later after the dispute turned physical after Dill had allegedly taken the baby and left in a vehicle.
When police went outside to where Dill was in the vehicle, he told police it would not be okay for his wife to take their son and he and his son were not going anywhere. Dill reportedly walked back into the home and told his wife several times to tear up the statement she had written out for police.
Reports indicate Dill continued to refuse to put the baby down, but one of the officers was eventually able to safely grab the baby away as Dill tried to leave the home. He was then wrestled to the ground and eventually had to be Tazed as he continued to resist arrest.