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Man tells Decatur police girlfriend attacked him while on meth

Man tells Decatur police girlfriend attacked him while on meth


DECATUR A 41-year-old man told police he had to defend himself when his 44-year-old girlfriend attacked him after a six-day long meth binge, court documents say.

According to a sworn police affidavit, at 1:22 a.m. Thursday, a Decatur police officer was sent to the 2000 block of North Edward Street in reference to domestic violence.

The 44-year-old woman was standing in the street in front of the home and told officers her boyfriend slapped her in the face six or seven times while she was sleeping, the sworn affidavit said. The officer said she was bleeding from her mouth and had a swollen right ear.

According to court documents, the officer spoke with the man, who told police the couple was laying in bed when the woman randomly attacked him.

He said the woman had been awake for six days using meth and head-butted him in the nose, the sworn affidavit said. The male suspect told police his girlfriend kicked him in the face after he fell to the ground.

Court documents say the man told officers the woman was coming after him when he got on his feet, so he had to defend himself. He said he caused the injuries to the woman, but made no further comments.

Both suspects were arrested and booked into the Macon County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bond each. They each face one preliminary charge of domestic battery, which will be subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.

Contact Kennedy Nolen at (217) 421-6985. Follow her on Twitter: @KNolenWrites


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