According to a MPD press release, Mattoon Police arrested Timeka A. Griffin, 21 years of age of Mattoon, as well as Shavonna M. Jenkins, 25 years of age of Mattoon, both for the offense of Aggravated Battery. The arrest of both subjects occurred on 07/07/2018 at 10:52pm in the 1800 block of South 9th Street in Mattoon.
The charge alleges that on 07/07/2018, Mattoon Police were called to the area of the Sunrise Apartments regarding a fight in progress. Police arrived and were told Ms. Griffin and Ms. Jenkins had been engaged in a physical altercation. While police were on scene, Ms. Griffin and Ms. Jenkins began fighting each other again, and had to be restrained by police. Aggravating circumstances to the battery was due to it occurring in a public area. Both were taken to the Coles County Jail.