Man falls from rope during attempted burglary


Mattoon - Police are investigating after an attempted burglary.


On Thursday, at 11 p.m. police were called to the 1800 block of Broadway Avenue. When they arrived they found a severely injured man in the road. The man had a backpack with various burglary tools. Officers then observed a rope hanging from the roof of the Little Mexico Restaurant.


Maverick Bowman, 23, allegedly intended to break into the business using the rope. Bowman lost grip of the rope and fell two stories.


Bowman was transferred to Carle Hospital. He will appear in the Coles County Circuit Court after he is released.

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