Man fights w/officer during questioning

Local News

MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) — An area man faces charges for fighting with a police officer and pushing the officer into a brick wall.

42-year old Seth Alan Henigman was arrested about 12:45 pm, Thursday, in the 2900-block of Dewitt Avenue. Police responded to the area for a call of a disturbance.

While on scene, officers found Henigman who was wanted for questioning in an unrelated incident.

Investigators say Henigman began struggling with the officers in an attempt to flee when he pushed one into the wall.

Officials say furniture was also damaged during the incident. Henigman is charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and criminal damage to property.

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