DECATUR — Police said a pregnant woman was punched in the nose after two women forced themselves into her eastside home. 

A signed Decatur police affidavit said officers were called to the home on Monday. The homeowner told police that her teenage niece has been staying with her for about a month, and on that evening, her niece's mother and aunt knocked on the back door. 

The homeowner opened the door and the women pushed their way into the house and started to yell at her, the affidavit said.

She told police that the mother struck her in the face even after telling her she was pregnant. The homeowner's nose was scratched and bloodied after being hit, the affidavit said. 

The homeowner and her niece told police that the aunt also pushed the niece into a washing machine during the incident, and later fled the scene on foot.

The mother and aunt face preliminary home invasion charges, and the aunt also faces a preliminary domestic battery charge. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. 

They were released from the Macon County Jail on Tuesday after posting $7,500 bond each. 

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