A Mattoon man was arrested on Monday for aggravated battery of a gas station attendant.
According to a press release from the Mattoon Police Department, 28 year old, Lee A Hearns, of Mattoon was taken into custody at 3:24am in the 600 block of Charleston Avenue. The press release states that Hearns’ charges allege that, “Mr. Hearns entered Hucks gas Station located at 601 Charleston Ave in Mattoon on 3/19/18, where he made sexual comments to the female attendant on duty before taking her hand, and forcing it down the front of his pants.” The release then states that Hearns resisted police’s efforts to investigate the incident.
He was taken into custody for Aggravated Battery and Resisting a Police Officer and was taken to the Coles County Jail.