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Foot pursuit leads to meth-related arrest in Mattoon; Meth a factor in 4 arrests over long holiday weekend
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Foot pursuit leads to meth-related arrest in Mattoon; Meth a factor in 4 arrests over long holiday weekend

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MATTOON — Police officers made four meth-related arrests in separate cases during the recent long holiday weekend, including one following a foot pursuit.

A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that the pursuit culminated in the arrest of Eric C. Jarvis, 34, of Redmon at 10:51 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of North 19th Street on preliminary charges of driving with a suspended license, resisting arrest, and possession of meth and a prescription without a script.

The charges include allegation that Jarvis fled on foot from the officer after a traffic stop. Since Jarvis' arrest, the Coles County state's attorney's office has filed two felony charges of drug possession and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest against him. His preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 27.

Regarding other arrests, Nicholas C. Degironne, 38, of Mattoon was arrested at 1:35 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of North 18th Street on a preliminary charge of domestic battery for allegedly choking a woman. He also was charged with possession of meth and a prescription without a script.

The state's attorney's office later filed two felony charges of drug possession and a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery against Degironne. His preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 30.

Sara N. Hudson, 38, of Mattoon was arrested at 12:37 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Broadway Avenue on a preliminary charge of meth possession and on a Coles County arrest warrant. The state's attorney's office later filed felony charges of meth possession and having an unlawful credit/debit card against Hudson. Her first appearance hearing is set for Jan. 27.

Police also arrested a 50-year-old Mattoon man at 3:43 a.m. Saturday at 26th Street and Pine Avenue on a preliminary charge of meth possession. The charge alleges that a patrol officer observed him working on his bicycle at the intersection, stopped to help him, and found that he was wanted on a Cumberland County warrant. The state's attorney's office will review the arrest report and determine if a charge will be filed 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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