Man accused of breaking into Centralia house, feeding dog on released on unsecured bail 


A man accused of breaking into a Centralia residence, feeding a dog and leaving with stolen items on Friday was released from the Lewis County Jail on $10,000 unsecured bail on Monday. 

Chase Dalton Beesley, 29, of Centralia, faces one count of residential burglary stemming from the incident

“I’ll give you one shot at this,” Lewis County Superior Court Judge James Lawler said to Beesley when setting his bail on Monday, May 20. 

The bail decision was based on Beesley’s lack of criminal history and a provision in his conditions of release that prohibits him from possessing or consuming alcohol until the case is resolved. 

“I do believe alcohol to be the crux of this case,” defense attorney Rachael Tiller said Monday. 

When asked Monday if was willing to abide by that condition of release, Beesley said “absolutely.” 

Beesley was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail just after 10:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, after a couple called the police to report that they arrived at their home in the 500 block of South Diamond Street to find a male suspect, later identified as Beesley, running out of their house. 

Beesley allegedly stole a $120 pair of sunglasses, a $5 lamp and a sticker. 

Beelsey was reportedly speaking to one of the homeowners when officers with the Centralia Police Department arrived at the scene. When asked what he was doing inside the house, Beesley allegedly said “he was trying to put the dog inside to feed it,” according to court documents. 

The homeowners advised the dog was inside the house when they left. 

Beesley allegedly had a pocket knife at the time of the incident. He dropped the knife along with the stolen items when officers arrived at the scene. 

Arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, May 23.