MATTOON -- Police officers arrested a Mattoon man early Sunday evening after he fled from them on foot from the scene of a domestic disturbance call two days earlier.

The Mattoon Police Department reported in a press release that Gregory W. Spiers, 42, of Mattoon was arrested on a preliminary charge of resisting/obstructing a police officer at 5:58 p.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of South Third Street.

According to the press release, officers had their initial contact with Spiers on Friday when they were called to the 1600 block of South Third Street regarding a domestic disturbance. During this time, Spiers was found to be at the residence and to be wanted on active Coles County warrants.

The charge alleges that when police officers approached Spiers, he fled on foot from them. Spiers was later located on Sunday and was taken to the Coles County jail.

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Regarding other arrests, Mattoon residents Leonard Almodovar, 55, and Charlene R. Slater, 35, were both arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of North 18th Street. Both Almodovar and Slater were taken to the jail.

Separately, Stevie R. Simpson, 31, of Mattoon was arrested on a charge of theft at 8:40 p.m. Saturday at the police station. The charge alleges that Simpson stole items on Feb. 19 from Walmart, 101 Dettro Drive. Simpson was issued a notice to appear in court.

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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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