According to a press release from MPD, Mattoon Police arrested Adebayo J. Aofolaju, 27 years of age of Mattoon, for the offenses of Domestic Battery, Obstructing Identification, as well as for having an active Cook County Warrant for a probation violation on a dangerous drugs charge. The arrest occurred on 07/11/2018 at 1:46pm in the 800 block of West Park Plaza in Mattoon.
The charges allege that on 07/11/2018, police were dispatched to the 800 block of West Park Plaza regarding a domestic disturbance call, and upon arrival and while investigating the matter, police located Mr. Aofolaju hiding in a closet. The charges allege Mr. Aofolaju initially provided false identification information for himself in an attempt to not be arrested for the active Cook County Warrant. Charges also allege during the domestic disturbance prior to police arrival, Mr. Aofolaju grabbed a female, and shoved her around the apartment. Mr. Aofolaju was taken to the Coles County Jail.