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Police say man beat-up girlfriend in front of her kids

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- An Iowa City man is facing charges after police say he beat-up his girlfriend in front of her kids.

Jason D. Morton, 25, is charged with Fourth Degree Criminal mischief and Domestic Abuse/Assault without Intent Causing Injury after he got into an argument with his girlfriend Wednesday.

The criminal complaint says police were called to 2601 Highway 6 East just after 7:30 pm.  The woman told police when she tried to call her children's father, Morton grabbed her phone and broke it into two pieces.

She then told police that Morton punched her in the face with a closed fist while her kids were watching.  Police say she had injuries to her face including swelling on her right cheek and forehead, and scratches on her neck and left cheek.

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