According to a press release from the MPD, Mattoon Police arrested David M. Parker, 31 years of age and homeless in Mattoon, for the offenses of Battery and Resisting / Obstructing a Police Officer. The arrest occurred on 01/17/18 at 10:26pm at the PADS shelter located at 2017 Broadway in Mattoon.
The charges allege that on 01/17/18, Mr. Parker was a resident at the PADS shelter, when he became agitated and physically pushed a volunteer who was working there, and at that time was attempting to help Mr. Parker. The charges also allege after police were called and arrived on scene, Mr. Parker resisted officers efforts to remove him from the shelter and arrest him.
Mr. Parker was taken to the Coles County Jail.