DECATUR – Antonio Lugo-Santiago, a 30-year-old Decatur man who is on probation for battering a senior man, is back in jail after he allegedly stole a case of beer from the same victim.
Lugo-Santiago was arrested the night of Jan. 30, after the victim reported that he broke into his detached garage, on the 2500 block of East Olive Street and stole a 30-pack of Milwaukee's Best Light Beer, said a probable cause affidavit by Decatur patrol officer Austin Clark.
Officers arrested Lugo-Santiago about 8 p.m. that day, about an hour after the burglary was committed, Clark wrote in his statement. He was booked into the Macon County Jail, where he is being held on $1,000 bond. He was arraigned Monday on one count of burglary, a Class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years in prison.
In his recent felony conviction, Lugo-Santiago pleaded guilty Aug. 31 to one count of aggravated battery, for punching a 69-year-old man repeatedly in his face and head early the morning of Aug. 15 in the victim's home.
The victim suffered a laceration on his eyebrow and abrasions on his wrist. Two witnesses reported to police that they saw Lugo-Santiago batter the senior man.
Lugo-Santiago, who was ordered to have no contact with the victim or go to his residence, is being represented by a public defender. He is due in court for a preliminary hearing Feb. 22 in his most recent case.