CHICAGO (CBS) — An Elgin man will spend ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after police say he punched his ex-girlfriend  during an argument.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office says James Williams, 39, was convicted of three counts of aggravated battery.

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An Elgin man is headed to prison for battering an ex-girlfriend during an argument while free on bond in two separate offenses. (Credit: Kane County State’s Attorney)

Officials say on March 13, Williams and his ex-girlfriend were in the lobby of an Elgin hotel. The two got into an argument and that’s when police say Williams punched her in the face.

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The woman suffered a split lip and black eye.

Williams was out on bond for two unrelated domestic battery offenses at the time of the incident, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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Officials say Williams has a record of prior felony convictions including attempted murder and aggravated battery.