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Ryan, Tyler M.


MATTOON -- Police officers recently arrested two Mattoon women on charges of unlawful using a credit card belonging to the Mattoon Golf & Country Club.

A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that Monica S. Lee, 35, and Melissa K. Edwards, 43, were arrested on these charges on Thursday -- Lee at 10 a.m. in the 4200 block of Lake Land Boulevard and Edwards at 6:15 p.m. at the police station.

The charges alleged that Lee and Edwards unlawfully obtained a credit card from the country club and used this card without the cardholder's authorization throughout May and June. Both women were taken to the Coles County jail.

In other matters, Michael C. Cowger, 38, of Moweaqua was arrested on an unlawful use of a credit card charge at 4:04 p.m. Thursday at the police station. The charge alleges that Cowger took unlawful possession of someone's credit card and made an unauthorized purchase with it on July 5. Cowger was taken to the jail.

Separately, Robert S. Davis, 58, of Mattoon was arrested on charges of domestic battery and possession of methamphetamine at 8:49 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Dewitt Avenue. The charges allege that Davis struck his male roommate in the face, causing injury, during a domestic dispute. Davis was allegedly found to be in possession of meth during his arrest for the battery charge. Davis was taken to the jail.

In another case, Tyler M. Ryan, 19, of Oreana was arrested on a burglary charge at 12:50 p.m. Thursday at the police station. The charge alleges that Ryan entered a closed fireworks tent in the 3800 block of Marshall Avenue on July 4 for the purpose of stealing fireworks. Ryan allegedly admitted to stealing between $1,000-$2,000 worth of fireworks from the tent. Ryan was taken to the jail.

Separately, Justino J.P. Bautista, 26, of Mattoon, was arrested on a residential burglary charge at 9:40 a.m. Friday at the police station. The charge alleges that Bautista unlawfully entered a residence in the 1800 block of Richmond Avenue, and stole items from there on or about June 8. He was taken to the Coles County jail.

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