According to a press release from MPD, Mattoon Police arrested Demonte E. James, 27 years of age of Mattoon, for an active Coles County Warrant for failing to appear in court for a Possession of Methamphetamine and Resisting a Police Officer charge.
The arrest occurred on 6/20/18 at 11:52pm in the 1300 block of Lafayette Ave in Mattoon. Mr. James was taken to the Coles County Jail.
Also arrested in connection with Mr. James was Katie L. Paddock, 29 years of age of Mattoon, for Concealing or Aiding a Fugitive. The arrest occurred 10 minutes after Mr. James was arrested, and at the same location.
The charge alleges that Ms. Paddock was inside a residence known by police to be housing Mr. James, and despite demands by police to open the door, neither Mr. James nor Ms. Paddock would open the door, at which time forced entry had to be made. Ms. Paddock was taken to the Coles County Jail.