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Centralia Man Pleads Guilty on Felony Charges in Multiple Cases

Erik Rakers (Photo: WMIX, Mt. Vernon)

MT. VERNON (WMIX) – A 34-year-old Centralia man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to multiple felony charges in multiple cases.

Eric Rakers was arrested in October 2022 in a joint operation between the Mt. Vernon Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

He was arrested on two felony counts of Delivery of Stolen Firearms, two counts of Delivery of a Firearm to an Addict, and one count of Delivery of Methamphetamine 5-15 Grams.  

He pleaded guilty Wednesday to one of the Class 1 felony stolen firearms charges and the Class 1 felony meth charge in exchange for a 7-year prison sentence and the other charges in the case being dismissed.

Rakers was also charged in another case with Class 1 felony residential burglary.

He pleaded guilty in that case, as well, and was sentenced to a concurrent 7 years in prison.

However, the plea agreement also states that whatever sentence is handed down in a Bond County stolen vehicle case will be served consecutively to the Jefferson County term.

Rakers is due to plead guilty in that case Thursday, January 26 at 10 a.m.