MATTOON -- Police officers recently arrested two men on preliminary charges of domestic battery in separate cases in Mattoon.

A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that the first man was arrested at 6:38 p.m. Monday in the 3200 block of Shelby Avenue for allegedly striking a female during a domestic disturbance there.

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The second man was arrested at 4:37 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of West Park Plaza for allegedly pushing, choking, and scratching a female during a domestic disturbance there. Both men were taken to the Coles County jail.

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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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