According to a MPD press release, William Cody Bowles, age 35 of Mattoon, was arrested on May 29th at 2:38 a.m. in the 200 block of Richmond Ave. Bowles was charged with Disorderly Conduct.
The charge alleges that Bowles was drunk and disorderly, and that he walked into the Denny’s Restaurant and spoke to employees about robbing the business. Employees observed a bulge in Bowle’s waistband and summoned police. The bulge turned out to be a bottle of alcohol. Bowles was taken to jail.