MATTOON (JG-TC) -- A foot pursuit Tuesday evening led to the arrest of a Mattoon man on a possession of methamphetamine charge.
A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that Demonte E. James, 26, of Mattoon was arrested on charges of meth possession and resisting a police officer. The charges allege that police located and approached James at approximately 10 p.m. in the 800 block of Wabash Avenue and were attempting to take him into custody for an active Coles County arrest warrant.
The charges allege that James then fled from police on foot, resisted police efforts in securing him once he was apprehended, and was found to be in possession of meth. He was taken to the Coles County jail.
In other matters, Cortez E. Boston-Hubbard, 21, of Saginaw, Mich., was arrested on a charge of possessing more than 100 grams of cannabis. The arrest occurred at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Dettro Drive. The charge alleges that police officers approached Boston-Hubbard after his vehicle was called in as suspicious due to it having been sitting in the Walmart parking lot for several days.
The charge alleges that upon police making contact with Boston-Hubbard about his car, he had possession of more than 100 grams of cannabis on his person and inside his vehicle. Boston-Hubbard was taken to the jail.