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DECATUR — Police said a 19-year-old live-in girlfriend tried to strangle her boyfriend Wednesday night after he asked her to leave their Decatur home and not come back.

A sworn Decatur police affidavit quotes the boyfriend, 28, as describing the woman pushing him several times in the chest and then grabbing him from behind in a choke hold about 9 p.m. at their home on the city's east side.

“He stated they both fell to the ground as she had him in a headlock,” the affidavit said.

Decatur man chokes woman, crashes into squad car, police say

“Once on the ground, she climbed on top of him and began strangling him using her hands. He advised that his breathing was constricted as she was choking him.”

The affidavit said the woman, who had dated the victim for about a year, fled when police arrived but was later located and arrested around 3 a.m. She was booked on preliminary charges of aggravated domestic battery involving strangulation and violation of bail bond. Police records show she had been arrested previously after being accused of battering the boyfriend in July and her bond conditions included having no contact with him. All preliminary charges are subject to review by the State’s Attorney’s Office.

The woman remained held in the Macon County Jail Thursday night in lieu of posting $20,000 bond.


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Macon County Courts Reporter

Macon County courts reporter for the Herald & Review.

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