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DECATUR — Police said a Decatur man, who turned up at the home of a woman he knew telling her he needed her money after a night of gambling and drinking, slapped and fought her when she tried to throw him out.

A sworn Decatur police affidavit said patrol officers were called to the woman’s home about 2:30 a.m. Monday and arrested the 33-year-old man on a preliminary charge of domestic battery while having a previous domestic battery conviction. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State Attorney’s Office.

The woman was quoted in the affidavit as telling police the man had been calling her throughout the previous evening before showing up at her home intoxicated at 1:30 a.m. She told officers she let him in and offered to call him a ride home, but the man took his shoes and shirt off and refused to leave.

“She stated he told her he was going to ‘rest here, and he needed her money’ after gambling away his own, the affidavit said. The affidavit said the woman tried to shove him out of her home, but he grabbed and twisted her fingers, causing her pain.

The struggle continued with the woman telling police a clump of her hair was pulled out before she ended up pinned on the floor with the man sitting on top of her and slapping her on each side of her head. The affidavit said she scratched him with her fingernails to get him off. She was finally able to call 911, and police arrived to end her ordeal, the affidavit said.

The man remained in the Macon County Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $15,000 bail. If he makes bail, he is ordered to stay away from the woman and her home.


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Macon County Courts Reporter

Macon County courts reporter for the Herald & Review.

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