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Decatur sisters fight with brass knuckles and large knife, police say

Decatur sisters fight with brass knuckles and large knife, police say


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DECATUR — Police said two Decatur sisters who fought each other with brass knuckles and a knife are facing preliminary domestic battery charges.

A sworn affidavit said the siblings, ages 45 and 40, got into a verbal argument in an apartment Sunday afternoon, and it quickly escalated into violence.

The younger sister, backed up by family witnesses, said her older sibling armed herself with a pair of brass knuckles and beat her about the head and face as the two exchanged blows. Police said they observed the 40-year-old to have suffered bleeding cuts, bruising and ripped hair “consistent with being struck in the head and face multiple times.”

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Each sister accused the other of attacking the other first, according to the affidavit, and the 45-year-old said she retreated to a bedroom. Police said she later heard a knock at the door she took to be her 61-year-old mother but, when she opened it, she found her younger sibling standing there armed with a “large knife” which she used to slash at her several times before inflicting a half-inch cut to her older sister’s right forearm, the wound also witnessed by patrol officers.

The 45-year-old sister was booked on charges of domestic battery and unlawful use of a weapon. She remained held in the Macon County Jail on Monday night in lieu of $5,000 bond. She also faces an unrelated preliminary charge of theft for failing to return a rental car valued at $14,700. 

Her 40-year-old sibling faces preliminary charges of domestic battery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. She is free after posting $5,000 bond.

Preliminary charges are subject to review by the state’s attorney’s office.



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


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