DECATUR — A 19-year-old suspect is facing several preliminary charges after entering his grandfather's west side Decatur home, damaging items inside and tackling the 61-year-old man, court documents say.

The suspect entered his grandfather's home at 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in the 600 block of South Haworth Avenue and damaged items in the living room, including smashing a light bulb from a lamp, the sworn affidavit said.

The 19-year-old man grabbed a wooden club-like object from the wall and swung it toward the 61-year-old victim, the sworn affidavit said.

According to court documents, the suspect charged at and tackled the 61-year-old man as he attempted to leave the home, causing the victim to land on his back and hit his head on the sidewalk.

When the 19-year-old suspect left the residence, the victim told officers he went to sleep, the sworn affidavit said. When the 61-year-old man woke up at 10 a.m., he noticed $250 missing from his wallet.

The suspect was later arrested and is facing preliminary felony charges of home invasion and aggravated battery and preliminary misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, theft and criminal damage to property. He was booked into the Macon County Jail and posted $75,000 bond. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.

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