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CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- An investigation led to the discovery that a woman who was first reportedly injured in a fall was actually battered by a man, according to Charleston police.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of Joshua A. Mannin, 30, of Charleston on suspicion of aggravated domestic battery, according to a Charleston Police Department news release.

The release said police and fire department crews were called to a residence in the 2600 block of Sixth Street about 4:40 a.m. Wednesday for the report of the woman injuring her head in a fall.

The responders became suspicious when they saw several visible injuries on the woman's face, arms and legs, the news release said. It said the woman was first treated at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center then airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, but is expected to fully recover.

The release said Mannin was taken to the Coles County jail pending a court appearance.


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