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Local man arrested after threatening a woman with a sword, bear spray and a slab of concrete

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IDAHO FALLS – A man was arrested on Sunday, July 3, after threatening a woman with a variety of weapons.

Justin Williams, 38, was charged with aggravated assault after he got into an argument with a woman at an Idaho Falls home.

The victim stated that around 1 a.m., Williams was threatening suicide, and was armed with bear spray and a sword. The victim was able to take those weapons away, and Williams left the home and went outside.

The victim followed, and Williams started to make threats about the victim’s child, saying that he was going to “beat (the child’s) face in”.

After making these threats, Williams picked up a piece of concrete, raised it above his head, and ran toward the victim. According to court documents, once Williams got within about 5 feet of the victim, he suddenly dropped the piece of concrete and stated, “I thought you were your son.”

According to court documents, Williams then ran away, but police were able to locate him and book him into the Bonneville County Jail.

William’s bond was set at $25,000, but he was later released to pre-trial services and issued a no-contact order with the victim. A preliminary hearing was set for July 19.

If convicted, Williams could spend up to 5 years in prison.