MATTOON (JG-TC) --  Police officers arrested a Mattoon man Wednesday afternoon on a charge of violating an order of protection.

A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that Gunner L. Gottman, 22, was arrested on this charge at 2:16 p.m. in the 2000 block of Western Avenue. The charge alleges that Gottman made contact with a person he was not supposed to contact, pursuant to a judge’s order. Gottman was taken to the Coles County jail.

In other matters, Stevie R. Simpson, 30, of Mattoon was arrested on a theft charge at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday at the police station. The charge alleges that Simpson stole a laptop computer on Jan. 15 from a guest room at the Super 8 Motel while employed there. Simpson was arrested and then she posted bond to be released.