Man held for resisting arrest, injuring officer

Man held for resisting arrest, injuring officer

URBANA — A man who was arrested following a domestic incident and then allegedly injured a correctional officer after he was taken to the Champaign County Jail is being held at the jail on $250,000 bond.

Andrew T. Coffin, 29, who listed an address in Mahomet, pleaded innocent on Monday to resisting arrest.

According to a Champaign County sheriff's report, deputies were called to a home in the 300 block of North Prairieview Road, Mahomet, at 1:44 a.m. Saturday to respond to a domestic incident.

When the deputies arrived, Coffin was seen walking away from the home. When officers ordered Coffin to stop, he ran away from the deputies until they were able to catch and arrest him.

A 23-year-old woman at the home in Mahomet reported no injuries to police.

After Coffin was brought to the county jail, police said, he resisted directions given to him by a correctional officer and then allegedly broke two bones in the leg of a 29-year-old correctional officer.

The officer was treated at a local hospital and will require follow-up surgery at a later date, according to the report.

Coffin was already a drug court client in connection with an earlier incident.

According to court records, there is a pending petition to revoke Coffin's drug court case.

Coffin's next court appearance was set for April 22.

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