An argument that carried on from one day to the next resulted in a local man being arrested and charged for assaulting his girlfriend.
Police say the argument began on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, between the accused man and the female victim. The pair, who had been in a relationship for approximately 23 years, were arguing in the north end residence about the man having been seen with another woman.
The following afternoon, the argument continued, and the victim decided to end the relationship. The victim asked the accused man to leave the residence, but he refused and became verbally abusive towards her. The accused man grabbed the victim by the throat and pushed her up against a wall, holding her there for a short period of time. The accused man eventually released the victim before locking himself in an upstairs bathroom.
Police were contacted and responding officers arrested the accused man. The 51-year-old Kingston man was charged with assault.
The following is a message from Kingston Police and a list of resources for anyone who may be in, or know someone involved in a volatile relationship:
No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence:
- Kingston Police (613-549-4660)
- Kingston Police Path of Strength Smartphone App
- Kingston Interval House
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee) and KFACC for men
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834)
- Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres