MATTOON — Police officers have arrested a Mattoon man on a preliminary charge of motor vehicle theft.
A Mattoon Police Department press release reported that this 19-year-old man allegedly took possession of a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner on Saturday and did not return the vehicle.
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The motor vehicle reportedly had been loaned out to another person by the owner in Mattoon, but was stolen by the 19-year-old at an unknown location while it was being used in Charleston.
Officers arrested this man at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday at the police station. The Coles County Sheriff's Office will review the arrest report and determine if a charge will be filed in court.