According to a MPD press release, Mattoon Police arrested Kevin W. Johnson, 40 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. The arrest occurred on 07/04/2018 at 11:01pm in the 2100 block of Prairie Ave in Mattoon.
The charge alleges that on 07/04/18, police were called to the 2100 block of Prairie Ave in Mattoon, regarding a suspicious male standing next to a motor vehicle in the area. Upon arrival, police made contact with Mr. Johnson, who had an active warrant for his arrest out of Coles County. While police were detaining Mr. Johnson for his warrant, a 9mm handgun was allegedly located on his person. Due to previous felony convictions, it is unlawful for Mr. Johnson to possess firearms. Mr. Johnson was taken to the Coles County Jail.