According to a press release from Mattoon Police Department, Laurinda I. McWhorter, age 25 and homeless, was arrested on April 25th at 5:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of Walnut.
McWhorter was taken into custody due to a Cumberland County warrant of arrest for failing to appear in Court on charges of Armed Robbery with a Firearm, and Robbery. Those charges stem from a 2016 robbery in Greenup in which a Mattoon man was killed. A co-defendant in that case, Lamont Mimms, was previously sentenced to the Department of Corrections for First Degree Murder. McWhorter was taken to jail.