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DECATUR — A 22-year-old Decatur man faces a preliminary home invasion charge after police said he entered a woman's apartment without permission and put his hands around her throat. 

A signed police affidavit said police were called to an apartment building in the 1100 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at 4:42 a.m. Sunday. The man climbed into the apartment's window after beating on the front door to get in, the affidavit said. 

After entering the woman's bedroom, the man grabbed her by the throat and pushed her onto her bed, the affidavit said. When she broke free and attempted to run downstairs, the man tried to stop her by grabbing her hair, the affidavit said. He later pushed the woman and her friend onto the living room couch before leaving, the affidavit said. 

On Thursday night, police arrested the man after a foot chase that started the 3100 block of North Beth Boulevard, the affidavit said.

He also faces preliminary charges of domestic battery with a prior, battery and resisting a peace officer. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.

The man was held in the Macon County Jail on Friday and is due in court on July 10. 


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

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Public Safety Reporter

Public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.

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