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Ex-girlfriend keeps invading former Decatur boyfriend's home, police report

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DECATUR — A Decatur man reported that an ex-girlfriend keeps invading his home even though their relationship ended more than a year ago, police said.

Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said the latest incident, according to the 59-year-old victim, happened around 2:15 a.m. Friday when the man was awakened in his home in the 700 block of West Grand Avenue by a crashing sound.

“He went into his living room and said he found her standing in the middle of the room,” Copeland said. “He confronted her and asked her how she got in, and he said the woman physically attacked him.”

Copeland said the victim grabbed a length of 2-by-four-inch wood and managed to fight the 50-year-old woman off before “chasing her out of the house.”

Copeland said the victim told officers that his ex-girlfriend “has a habit” of invading his home since their break-up. He said he’s previously found her sleeping on the floor or sleeping on the porch, Copeland said.

“It’s unclear why she breaks in and he denies they are still in any kind of a dating relationship,” Copeland added. The woman is being sought on charges of home invasion.

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


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