According to a press release from MPD, Mattoon Police arrested Demonte E. James, 26 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Possession of Methamphetamine, and Resisting a Police Officer. The arrest occurred on 3/6/18 at 10:07pm in the 800 block of Wabash Ave in Mattoon.
The charges allege that on 3/6/18, police located and approached Mr. James in the 800 block of Wabash, and were attempting to take him into custody for an active Coles County Warrant for his arrest. During this time, Mr. James fled from police on foot, and resisted police efforts in securing him once he was apprehended. The charges also allege Mr. James had possession of Methamphetamine at the time of his arrest.
Mr. James was taken to the Coles County Jail.