DECATUR — A Decatur woman who tried to stop her boyfriend walking off with her cellphone and house keys was thrown to the ground so violently she suffered a broken arm, police said.
The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. on July 29, according to a sworn affidavit from Decatur police, and officers found and arrested the suspect Monday. The 32-year-old man was booked on preliminary charges of aggravated domestic battery, theft, and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the State’s Attorney’s Office.
The woman, 32, told police she confronted the man in the driveway of their home in the 1900 block of East Cantrell Street as he left with her phone and keys. He had then picked her off the ground and slammed her into the concrete driveway. Experiencing pain in her right arm, she had later gone to St. Mary’s Hospital where the bone fracture was diagnosed.