DECATUR — Police said an angry girlfriend vented her rage late Sunday by smashing seven windows in the Decatur home of her boyfriend.

A sworn Decatur police affidavit said the damage was done around 11:50 p.m. to a house in the 700 block of East Clay Street and was called in by the boyfriend’s male roommate. He told police he had heard the couple arguing and fighting physically outside and then his bedroom window shattered. The man said he went out and found the two were still arguing before the boyfriend drove off in a van.

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“(The roommate) stated while he was outside he observed (the girlfriend) pick up a white stick and begin breaking all the windows along the west side of his residence,” said Police Officer Hannah Millington in the affidavit. “He said once she had broken the windows on the west and south sides of his residence, she approached the front porch where she picked up a chair and threw it through the front window.” The total damage is estimated at more than $800.

Millington said it wasn’t difficult to find physical evidence to tie the suspect to the damage: she said the white stick was smeared with freshly-dried blood. “While speaking with (the girlfriend) I observed her to be covered in a dried red substance, presumed to be blood,” said Millington. “I also observed her to have a small cut on her right middle finger that was covered in dried blood.”

The girlfriend had been arrested at 1:30 a.m. Monday and was booked on a preliminary charge of criminal damage; preliminary charges are subject to review by the state attorney’s office. Jail records show she is free after posting $3,000 bond with the condition she stay away from her boyfriend and his home.

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