Late last week, Kingston Police arrested and charged a local individual after responding to a domestic assault call.
According to a release from Kingston Police, on Friday, January 5, 2024, the accused visited the victim’s residence located in Kingston’s west end. The accused and the victim had recently separated after a six-month-long relationship and on the day in question, the accused had arrived at the victim’s home in an intoxicated state.
“The victim requested that the accused remain in the basement of the residence until sober and the accused initially complied,” police said. “A short time later, at approximately 10:25 p.m., the accused proceeded upstairs and damaged two doors before confronting the victim. The accused proceeded to assault the victim in the living room of the home and threw a large flatscreen television to the floor. The victim attempted to flee from the accused however was assaulted repeatedly and struck in the face.”
Police were dispatched to the residence and quickly attended the scene where the accused was found to be still in the process of assaulting the victim, according to the release. The accused was arrested at 10:45 p.m.
According to police, the victim received medical treatment at the scene before being transported by Frontenac Paramedics to the hospital. The accused was transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing.
A 38-year-old local individual was charged with:
- Assault causing bodily harm
- Mischief under $5,000
- Breach of probation
The following is a message from Kingston Police:
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
- Canadian Centre for Men and Families