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DECATUR — Police say a 21-year-old Decatur man was arrested Thursday after he assaulted a woman, pulled out a gun and threatened to kill her. 

A signed affidavit said officers were called to the 1200 block of East Clay Street at 1:03 a.m. The woman told police that she and the man were sitting in her parked car when he became upset and punched her in the face three times, the affidavit said.

The man also grabbed her face and pushed it into the vehicle's window, causing her nose ring to fall out of the left side of her nose, the affidavit said.

She told police that the man then pulled a silver and black handgun from his pants pocket, pointed it at her and told her that he would kill her, the affidavit said. The man then got out of the car and walked toward his mother's house, which the car was parked in front of, the affidavit said. 

Police found the man in the home's garage and found the handgun, a silver and black Smith & Wesson SD9 VE, wrapped inside of a T-shirt. The gun had a magazine partially loaded with 9 mm ammunition, the affidavit said. 

During an interview with police, the man admitted to getting in a verbal altercation with the woman, but denied hitting her, the affidavit said. 

The man was arrested on preliminary charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated assault, domestic battery and for not having a FOID card. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. 

He was held in the Macon County Jail on $100,000 bond Friday and is due to be arraigned in court on Aug. 24. 

Photos: 2018 mug shots from the Herald & Review

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


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