According to a MPD press release, Mattoon police arrested Jimmie D. Bickers II, age 29 of Bargersville, IN., on Friday March 10th at 9:10 a.m. The arrest occurred in the 200 block of Broadway Ave. East. Bickers was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and Aggravated Unlawful use of a Weapon. The charges allege that Bickers, a convicted felon, was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun. Furthermore, Bickers was carrying said weapon in his waistband while walking about in public. Bickers was taken to the jail.