Mattoon, IL-(Effingham Radio)
Pictured Above: Adebayo J. Aofolajo
July 11, 2018
Mattoon Police arrested Adebayo J. Aofolaju, 27 years of age of Mattoon, for the offenses of Domestic Battery, Obstructing Identification, as well as for having an active Cook County Warrant for a probation violation on a dangerous drugs charge. The arrest occurred on 07/11/2018 at 1:46pm in the 800 block of West Park Plaza in Mattoon. The charges allege that on 07/11/2018, police were dispatched to the 800 block of West Park Plaza regarding a domestic disturbance call, and upon arrival and while investigating the matter, police located Mr. Aofolaju hiding in a closet. The charges allege Mr. Aofolaju initially provided false identification information for himself in an attempt to not be arrested for the active Cook County Warrant. Charges also allege during the domestic disturbance prior to police arrival, Mr. Aofolaju grabbed a female, and shoved her around the apartment. Mr. Aofolaju was taken to the Coles County Jail.
Pictured Above: Lester J. Towns
July 11, 2018
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.