Mattoon police arrested Eric M. Lavaly, age 22 of Mattoon, on Tuesday June 14th at 4:44 p.m. The arrest occurred in the 800 block of Oklahoma Ave.
Lavaly was charged with Violation of Bail Bond and Obstructing Justice. The charges allege that Lavaly violated conditions of his bail bond from a previous arrest, and that he provided a false name, that of his brother, to police.
Lavaly was out of jail on bond from a May 2016 arrest in which he is currently charged with Mob Action and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Those charges allege that Lavaly was among a group of suspects who battered a woman while holding a man at gunpoint. Lavaly was taken back to the Coles County jail.