MATTOON (JG-TC) -- A local woman has been arrested for allegedly kicking a police officer.

A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that Cindy L. Prather, 39, was arrested at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Moultrie Avenue on a charge of aggravated battery to a police officer. The charge alleges that while officers were dealing with Prather during the reporting of a domestic violence incident, Prather became upset and kicked an officer. Prather was taken to the Coles County jail.

In other matters, George Dyson, 71, of Mattoon was arrested at 12:33 p.m. Thursday in the 2400 block of Commercial Avenue on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. The charge alleges that Dyson was pulled over on a traffic stop, at which time he was found to be in possession of cocaine. Dyson was taken to the jail.