DECATUR — A 31-year-old Decatur man was arrested Friday after police said he was one of two people who broke into another man's house and attacked him.

The man faces a preliminary charge of home invasion in the Oct. 26 incident. He was held in the Macon County Jail with no bond on Monday. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. 

The victim told police that two males forced themselves into his house in the 1000 block of West Green Street after knocking on the front door, according to a signed police affidavit. The intruders, one of whom was armed with a handgun, pushed the victim to the floor, hit and strangled him, then took his TV, police said. 

The victim saw the intruders walk toward a green Buick outside, the affidavit said. After they returned to the house, he fled through a second-story window.

Officers found the green Buick parked in the 900 block of North Dunham Street with a television in the back. Police arrested the owner of the vehicle, and the victim identified him as one of the attackers during an electronic photo lineup.

He is set to be arraigned Jan. 16. 

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