Mattoon man charged with attempted child abduction

MATTOON - The Mattoon Police Department has announced that one person has been arrested for allegedly attempting to abduct two children.

Authorities say Stephen Hovious was arrested on April 28 at about 2:48 in rural Mattoon.  Police say on April 27, Hovious was attempted to lure two girls into his vehicle, and that this alleged incident happened near a school.

Hovious has been charged with attempted child abduction.  He was taken to Coles County Jail following his arrest.

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