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DECATUR – Diamante Hollins, a 21-year-old Decatur man, was arraigned Wednesday on three criminal counts for allegedly battering and holding a woman against her will.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, told police she was in a westside residence at about 9:15 p.m. Feb. 7 when Hollins grabbed her by her shoulders and threw her onto a bed.

“After being thrown onto the bed, (Hollins) pinned her down by the shoulders and would not let her get up,” said a probable cause affidavit by Decatur patrol officer Jaime Hagemeyer.

When she did get up, “she went to the bathroom, and (Hollins) followed her while they argued.” When she tried to leave the bathroom, he “stood in the doorway and prevented her from leaving” for about 10 minutes, the victim told police.

There were two witnesses to this incident, Hagemeyer wrote in her statement.

During a police interview, Hollins admitted that he prevented the woman from leaving the bathroom.

He said he was engaged in an argument with her about a message on her cellphone, when he followed her into the bathroom.

“When she tried to walk out, he grabbed her by the shoulders, preventing her from leaving,” Hollins told police.

He said that when the woman then went to the bedroom “he grabbed her again by the shoulders.” He said that during the argument “he struck the wall with a closed fist, injuring his right knuckles, causing them to bleed.”

The victim had a “red substance that appeared to be blood” on her right bicep. She said she had not suffered any injuries during this incident.

Hollins was arrested and booked into the Macon County Jail, where he was being held on $10,000 bond. He is charged with one felony count of unlawful restraint and two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery.

Hollins has prior convictions of residential burglary, for which he was sentenced to four years in prison in 2012, and battery/cause bodily harm in 2015, for which he served 98 days in jail and 24 months probation.

He is due in circuit court for his preliminary hearing March 8.


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