Mattoon Police arrested Lester J. Towns, 27 years of age of Mattoon, for the offenses of Domestic Battery, and Interfering with the Reporting of Domestic Violence. The arrest occurred on 07/11/2018 at 8:27pm in the 1800 block of Rudy Ave in Mattoon.
The charges allege that on 07/11/2018, Mattoon Police responded to a 911 call of a female yelling into the phone for help in the 1800 block of Rudy in Mattoon. Upon arrival and while investigating the matter, police learned there had allegedly been a domestic disturbance between the female caller and Mr. Towns, and during the domestic disturbance, Mr. Towns was arguing with the female, and was refusing to allow the female to leave in her vehicle. The charge alleges when the female called 911 for police assistance, Mr. Towns took the female’s cellphone away, and struck the female two times in the face. Mr. Towns was taken to the Coles County Jail.