DECATUR-A man is charged with home
invasion and domestic violence He's behind bars with no bond set
charged with a class x felony and several other counts. But it's not
the first time he's been charged with a violent crime.
Police have arrested 41-year-old Ronald
D. Lewis. In a police sworn statement, it says he broke into his ex
girlfriend's home in the 300 block of Scott court while she was
sleeping. The woman told police he attacked her with his fists
multiple times, dragged her down a hallway and spit on her. She says
he brandished a machete, threatening to kill her. Police say he took
off in a green van.
A neighbor heard her screams and
But it's not Lewis's first time in
trouble with the law.
He's been charged with 17 felonies,
serving prison sentences for six of them. He's had a previous
conviction for domestic battery. In 1996, he was convicted of armed
robbery and robbery.
His preliminary hearing in court on
these new charges will be on August 7th.