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A 51-year-old Morris man accused of beating a female and damaging the inside of a squad car was arrested by the Morris Police Department.

Morris Police Deputy Chief Chad Skelton said Gene Williams allegedly battered a female acquaintance and threatened to slit her throat with a knife at a motel on North Division Street around 7:20 p.m. on Monday, June 29th.

Police officials say a knife was found at the scene.

While in the squad car, Skelton said Williams allegedly kicked and damaged the doors inside of the vehicle.

Williams was charged with criminal damage to government supported property between $500 and $10,000, a class three felony; criminal damage to government supported property of less than $500, a class four felony; domestic battery and resisting an officer.

Williams remains in the Grundy County Jail.