A Mattoon man was arrested Thursday morning, after calling the police himself.
25 year-old, Maverick C. Bowman, of Mattoon, called the police on Thursday, July 7th at 7:09 am to report a car that had been broken into. Bowman claimed to be an innocent bystander, whom had witnessed the car being broken into in the 2100th block of Charleston Avenue, and was not associated with the vehicle. Officers, then, noticed Bowman’s I.D. in the trunk, as well as a car rental agreement with his signature.
A K9 unit was alerted for the presence of drugs, and upon further investigation, Bowman was discovered to allegedly be in possession of methamphetamine, a controlled substance medication without a prescription, and numerous knives, including a switchblade.
Bowman, then, admitted that he had rented the car and had been using it to transport the drugs and had become upset when another drug dealer had broke into the car and stole from him. He had also filed a report with the Mattoon police in June, 2016, claiming that he had been beat up during an attempted robbery. He admitted that the beating had taken place during a separate drug deal.
Bowman was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of weapons, and obstructing justice. Additional charges of obstructing police are currently pending. He was taken to the Coles County jail.