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DECATUR — A Decatur woman told police that a man she was with kicked the bed so hard during an argument that she ended up jammed between the mattress and the wall, and then he grabbed her arms, breaking her wrist.

A sworn affidavit from Decatur Police said the violence incident happened on the night of Jan. 3 and police found and arrested the 34-year-old man Wednesday night. He was booked on a preliminary charge of domestic battery; preliminary charges are subject to review by the state attorney’s office.

Writing in the affidavit, Officer Stephen Feurer said the woman described being at their shared home on East Division Street and verbally arguing with the man when she decided to go to the bedroom and lay on the bed.

“(She) stated that after she laid down, (he) came in the room and kicked the mattress that she was laying on hard enough to move the mattress off of the box spring,” said Feurer.

“She stated that she became stuck between the mattress and the wall. She said he then climbed on top of her and grabbed her wrists; she stated her right wrist was broken during this altercation.”

The woman was treated at Decatur Memorial Hospital and her wrist was placed in a cast. She told police she had been dating the man for years, and had also had a previous relationship with him before they were apart for a period of time. 

Macon County Jail records show the man is free after posting $30,000 bond.


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Contact Tony Reid at (217) 421-7977. Follow him on Twitter: @TonyJReid

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Macon County Courts Reporter

Macon County courts reporter for the Herald & Review.

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