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DECATUR — A 19-year-old man and a juvenile were arrested after a man said he was threatened, a window at his residence was busted out and gunshots were heard, police said.

At 10:20 a.m. Friday, the two were arrested in the 2300 block of East Main Street after officers were responded to the 2300 block of East North in reference to two men, possibly armed, trying to enter the caller's home, a sworn Decatur police affidavit said. The affidavit said when the officers arrived on scene, the two suspects ignored officers' commands and ran. The two were arrested after a short foot-chase.

A man at the home told officers the 19-year-old said he owed him money and threatened to shoot whoever answered the door, the affidavit said. The man heard a knock on the door, so he and his sister went upstairs, the affidavit said. Shortly afterward, the man said he saw the suspect breaking a window on the east side of the home with a long, black object and then heard three to five gunshots, the affidavit said. The man saw the suspect fleeing and the police were called, the affidavit said.

A set of footprints leading to a nearby vehicle associated with the 19-year-old man was observed by officers, the affidavit said. Consent was given to search the vehicle, and police found a .22-caliber handgun in the front passenger seat, the affidavit said.

The 19-year-old man was being held on preliminary charges of reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, criminal damage to property and three counts of resisting or obstructing a peace office. All preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. He was being held in jail on $30,000 bond. That status of the juvenile was unavailable.

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Contact Kennedy Nolen at (217) 421-6985. 


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