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Police: Man needs 14 stitches after woman stabs him on Decatur street

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DECATUR — Police say a man needed 14 stitches after a 20-year-old woman stabbed him twice near the intersection of West Leafland Avenue and North Monroe Street. 

The woman was arrested Friday morning on a preliminary charge of aggravated domestic battery, which is subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. 

A signed affidavit said officers were called to HSHS St. Mary's Hospital emergency room at 6:45 a.m. on Aug. 4. The victim told police that he and the woman had gotten into an argument the day before the stabbing, after she accused him of breaking a window out of her car, the affidavit said. 

The victim said he was walking in the area of Leafland and Monroe when the woman pulled up in a car, got out and stabbed him twice, the affidavit said.

Police said the man sustained two stab wounds on the right side of his back. He needed four stitches to close one wound in his upper right side, the affidavit said, and 10 stitches to cover the second wound, which was about three to four inches lower than the first.  

Photos: 2018 mug shots from the Herald & Review

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


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