According to a MPD press release, Mattoon Police arrested Matthew S. Cook, 33 years of age of Mattoon, for an active Coles County Warrant for Criminal Damage to Property, as well as for possession of Methamphetamine and Resisting a Police Officer. The arrest occurred on 2/13/18 at 9:45pm in the 1500 block of South 2nd Street in Mattoon.
The charges allege that on 2/13/18, police spotted Mr. Cook in the area he was arrested, and approached him to detain him on the Coles County Warrant. Charges also allege that after Mr. Cook was approached by police, he resisted arrest and ran from the police officer, however was caught and arrested a short distance from the initial contact. Mr. Cook was also alleged to have had possession of Methamphetamine during his arrest.
Mr. Cook was taken to the Coles County Jail.