DECATUR — A Decatur man is facing felony charges after police said he cut into his girlfriend’s back with a “hook-shaped razor blade” while trying to pull her out of her car.
A sworn affidavit said police arrested the 45-year-old man Friday, but the assault dates to the night of Aug. 12. He faces preliminary charges of vehicular invasion, a Class 1 felony, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a Class 3 felony. He also was booked on a charge of aggravated domestic battery. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Police officer Timothy Wisniewski said the 47-year-old woman was treated at Decatur Memorial Hospital, and her wound had to be closed with 10 sutures.
He said the woman and the man had been dating for six months when he attacked her in a parking lot in the 400 block of West Wood Street.
“She advised that he reached into the open driver’s door … and attempted to pull her out of the vehicle after she tried to end their relationship,” Wisniewski said in the affidavit. “She advised … (he) cut her back with a hook-shaped razor blade while trying to pull her out of the vehicle."
Wisniewski said he saw a 6-inch slice in the backrest of the driver's seat where the woman had been sitting.
The suspect was being held in the Macon County Jail without bond on Monday night. He is due to be arraigned Friday.