Mattoon man faces preliminary charge of aggravated battery

MATTOON - The Mattoon Police Department says one man has been arrested in connection with an early Wednesday morning battery.

Mattoon police say Jeffrey Ledbetter, 46, was arrested at about 3:28 a.m. in the 1400 block of Edgar Avenue on a preliminary charge of aggravated battery.  Authorities say Ledbetter allegedly struck another man several times.

Police say the victim was taken to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center for treatment of minor injuries.  Ledbetter was taken to the Coles County Jail.

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