Kingston Police responded to a residence in the city’s west end after a young boy called 911 during an escalating domestic argument in the home.
On the morning of Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019, the accused man and his spouse, the victim, began arguing over finances. The argument escalated when the victim confronted the accused man over his pill use. At that point, the accused man grabbed the victim, ripped her clothing, and threw her to the floor when she attempted to call 911. The accused man then held the victim down with his arm over her neck.
The victim’s son a daughter, both under the age of 12, attempted to intervene, but the accused hit and pushed them to the floor. When the boy got back up, he ran to his room and called 911, according to Kingston Police.
Police arrived to find the accused man belligerent and intoxicated by unknown drugs. The man was taken to hospital and, once medically cleared, transported to Kingston Police Headquarters, where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The 30-year-old local man was charged with three counts of assault.
The following is a statement 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