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DECATUR — A 19-year-old Decatur woman faces a home invasion charge after police said she entered another woman's home and threatened her with a pocket knife.

A signed police affidavit said officers were called at 3:18 p.m. Tuesday. The woman told police she had made a phone call to get her car keys from her boyfriend's brother, and the 19-year-old woman answered the phone, the affidavit said. She told the 19-year-old the man needed to return her keys and that he shouldn't be driving her boyfriend's car without a license, the affidavit said. 

The 19-year-old told the woman to "stop being disrespectful" and hung up the phone, the affidavit said, and the woman said the 19-year-old could be heard threatening her during subsequent calls.

Later that day, the woman and a cousin were sitting in the living room of her house when the 19-year-old and two others knocked on the front door, the affidavit said. The 19-year-old opened the door and began to walk toward the woman with a pocket knife, the affidavit said.

The woman's cousin pushed the 19-year-old and another woman who came with her out the front door just as they came in, the affidavit said. The door was shut and locked, and the police were called.

The 19-year-old's preliminary home invasion charge is subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. She was being held in the Macon County Jail on $20,000 bond Wednesday. 

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Contact Jaylyn Cook at (217) 421-7980. Follow him on Twitter: @jaylyn_HR


Public Safety Reporter

Public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.

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