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Police: Decatur couple arrested on domestic battery charges

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DECATUR — Police say a Decatur man and woman were arrested Wednesday after she said he punched her repeatedly, and he said she hit him and dumped food on his bed. 

A sworn affidavit from Decatur Police said the incident happened just before 1 a.m. Wednesday at an address in the 900 block of West Macon Street. The 27-year-old woman, who has children with the man and described their relationship as “on and off,” told police she had accused him of “being with another woman.”

“(She) stated she poured ranch on the bedspread in (his) bedroom,” the affidavit said. The affidavit quotes the 36-year-old man as saying she followed that up with a cup of coleslaw, some of which ended up spread down his shirt after he “hit the cup out of her hand.”

The woman said he began punching her in the face and chest with a closed fist. “She advised he put a pillow on her face and started punching the pillow,” the affidavit added.

The man told police he had only pushed her with the palm of his hand but the affidavit said he acknowledged he “probably pushed her too hard.” The man told patrol officers he had wanted her to leave and said he had dragged her off the bed after she kept going back to his bedroom. He said she hit him with the back of her hand under his left eye. The affidavit noted both parties had abrasion wounds under their left eyes.

The man was arrested on a preliminary charge of committing domestic battery while having a prior domestic battery offense, and the woman was booked on a charge of domestic battery. All preliminary charges are subject to review by the state attorney’s office.

A check of Macon County Jail records Wednesday showed they were both free on bail set at $3,000 each, meaning they posted $300 to bond out. They have both been ordered to stay away from each other’s homes.

Contact Tony Reid at (217) 421-7977. Follow him on Twitter: @TonyJReid


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