DECATUR — A Decatur man upset that his ex-girlfriend doesn’t want to be with him anymore invaded her home early Monday, punched her in the head and stole her $800 cellphone, according to police.

A sworn affidavit from Decatur Police said the incident happened around 5:30 a.m. at the woman's home in the 1000 block of East Harrison Avenue. The affidavit said officers had the 23-year-old man in custody five hours later and he was booked on preliminary charges of home invasion, theft, domestic battery, violation of an order of protection and interfering with a domestic violence report.

All preliminary charges are subject to review by the state attorney’s office.

Writing in the affidavit, Officer Joseph Kish said the woman told him that her former boyfriend had suddenly walked in through an unlocked screen door.

She said he immediately attacked by punching her and grabbing hold of her. “(She) advised he is upset because she does not want to be with him anymore and she has been talking to other guys,” Kish said.

The woman, who said she dated the man for less than a year and broke it off in March, said she was then punched in the head before he grabbed and fled with her cellphone when told him she was calling police. Kish confirmed she already has a valid order of protection against the man which has been in force since April 16.

Kish said the man denied “having done anything” to the woman when questioned by police. Records show he remained held in the Macon County Jail on Tuesday night in lieu of posting bond set at $100,000.

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Macon County Courts Reporter

Macon County courts reporter for the Herald & Review.

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