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DECATUR — An argument between two female Decatur neighbors, one 77 and the other 37, turned violent Monday evening and led to both of them being arrested, police said.

Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said the 37-year-old woman was booked on a preliminary charge of aggravated battery to a senior citizen after the older woman said she was shoved off her feet and cut her arm falling. But she in turn was charged with battery after the younger woman said the shove was in self-defense because she had been grabbed by the throat. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the State’s Attorney’s Office.

Copeland said the neighbors, who live on South Hancock Drive, had gotten into an argument after the older woman had allegedly used abusive language to the younger woman’s teenage son.

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


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