Kingston Police responded to a familiar residence to address ongoing domestic incidents, only to find the suspect, a local male, had already fled the scene.
The incident occurred on Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019 when, at approximately 4 p.m., the accused man and the female victim began to argue in their downtown residence. The two had been involved in a relationship for approximately four months, and police had already attended the address “numerous times for domestic-related incidents between them,” Kingston Police said.
The argument on this date began in the bedroom when the victim asked the accused man to use his phone, apparently enraging him. According to Kingston Police, the accused man proceeded to straddle the victim, pressing a knife against her face. He then threatened to kill her if she said anything about the assault to their roommate, who was in the residence at the time.
The victim left the bedroom, and the accused man followed her and placed her in a choke hold. The victim yelled for help, and the roommate intervened, blocking the accused man from further assaulting the victim. Police responded at 4:15 p.m., but the accused man had already fled the residence.
On Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2019, police returned to the residence. Upon their arrival, the accused man jumped out of a second storey window in an attempt to evade arrest. The accused was then located behind the residence, attempting to hide from police in a pile of garbage.
The 34-year-old Kingston man was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats.
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