The 45-year-old man had been arrested in August 2019 after the girls came forward to tell their stories.
A 45-year-old man accused of raping and sexually abusing two Decatur girls when they were aged 13 will now face sentencing after pleading guilty to a charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Steven L. Cooper told a judge Wednesday he was pleading not guilty to charges he broke the shoulder of his 64-year-old Decatur girlfriend.
Clarence A. Ballard repeatedly punched the child in the head and strangled her when she tried to flee, authorities said.
A Decatur woman jailed on driving under the influence of alcohol charges found it hard to control her joy at being released from custody.
Christopher Castelli appeared in court waiving a preliminary hearing and pleading not guilty to charges he ran a woman down and killed her.
Chancellor C. Embry, already facing charges he robbed a Decatur woman in her home at gunpoint, now faces new charge of attempted robbery.
Prosecutors say Mitchell R. Miller is a drug dealer who was found slumped over his car’s steering wheel with a potent drug cocktail in his blood.
The man prosecutors said Charles L. Copeland shot in the foot to persuade him to leave Copeland’s Decatur yard refused to accuse identify him, a judge was told.
A Decatur police sworn affidavit about the case said detectives began an investigation after the 28-year-old mother reported the alleged crimes on July 14 while shopping in the Walmart store at 4625 E. Maryland St.
Chancellor C. Embry told a judge he was not guilty of robbing a terrified Decatur woman at gunpoint.
Joseph Luckee Vincent Williams failed to convince a judge there was insufficient evidence to try him on charges he tried to kill his Decatur neighbors.
A Decatur man appeared in Macon County Circuit Court Tuesday denying charges he fed a 14-year-old girl cocaine and sexually assaulted her.
Timothy R. Kreher racked up his third driving under the influence of alcohol conviction but got probation rather than prison.
Thomas D. Winters is accused by prosecutors of fleeing from Decatur Police and hitting speeds of more than 110mph before officers broke off the pursuit.
Blake E. Merli, described by Decatur Police as a known drug dealer, is pleading not guilty to two charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
Deonte D. Smith appeared in court Wednesday at a preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to trying to shoot a man to death after hiring an Uber driver to take him to the crime scene.
Carl E. Harvey II told a judge Wednesday he was pleading not guilty to charges he stole more than $100,000 in cash and went on a shopping spree with the loot.
An attorney tried to convince a judge that the prosecution of a Decatur man on weapons charges — following an arrest that sparked a tense confrontation between police and neighborhood residents — was not justified on legal grounds.
Bryant K. Bunch is facing three alternate counts of murder in the April 5 killing of 36-year-old Devin Slater.
Charges against Jennifer E. Bishop allege the death occurred while she was drunk and sleeping in the same bed with the 2-month-old boy.
Bruce A. Malone is charged with two counts of committing aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, two counts of committing domestic battery while having three previous domestic battery convictions and a charge of aggravated domestic battery.
A Mount Zion man acquitted by a jury in January of trying to murder his parents but sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted on weapons charges is back in custody.
Cody M. Burries admitted to inflicting the fatal gunshot wound on a victim in the parking lot of a Decatur bar more than a year ago.
Anthony J. Dickey told a judge he was willing to waive a hearing to see whether there was probable cause to answer charges he held up and robbed a victim in their Decatur home at gunpoint, and then entered pleas of not guilty to two charges of armed robbery.