According to a press release from MPD, Mattoon Police arrested Elijah C. Goer, 19 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Aggravated Battery. The arrest occurred on 05/13/18 at 5:13am in the 1700 block of Edgar Ave in Mattoon.
The charge alleges that on 5/13/18, police responded to the 1700 block of Edgar Ave in Mattoon for a suicidal subject call. Police were met there by Mr. Goer, who aggressively approached and shoved an officer. During that officers attempts in restraining Mr. Goer, the officer was punched two times in the face by Mr. Goer. Mr. Goer was taken to the Coles County Jail.