According to a press release from MPD, Mattoon Police arrested James Silas, 42 years of age of Mattoon, for the offense of Aggravated Battery. The arrest occurred on 6/25/18 at 7:43am in the 500 block of West Park Plaza in Mattoon.
The charge alleges that on 6/25/18, Mr. Silas approached another male and started a physical altercation with him. The charge alleges during the physical altercation, Mr. Silas used a sharp instrument to cut the male victim’s hand. Mr. Silas was taken to the Coles County Jail.