Mob action in Charleston

Charleston IL – Police need help finding three men that are accused of aggravated battery and mob action.


Around 7pm Monday, police were called to the 500 block of West Madison for reports of a fight in progress. Police said there were several people allegedly beating one person. After an investigation warrants were issued for five people.


Michael Howlett, Garrett Howlett, Travis Howlett, and Carl Allen are accused of aggravated battery and mob action. Andrea Newell is charged with obstructing justice.


Both Carl Allen and Andrea Newell have been arrested, and are in the custody of the Coles County Sheriff's Department. However, Michael Howlett, Garrett Howlett, and Travis Howlett are still at large.


Anyone with information on where these three men are should call the Charleston Police Department at 345-8422 or Coles County Crimestoppers 866-345-8488