A local man was arrested after kicking in a woman’s door and violently assaulting her at a downtown apartment building on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.
The accused man started causing a disturbance in the building hallway between 1 and 2 p.m. According to Kingston Police, the female victim heard the accused man yelling that he “needed drugs” while she was inside her apartment.
The victim then went into the hallway, and asked the accused to leave as she did not recognize him as a tenant of the building. The man became enraged and started shouting obscenities at her. Another tenant exited their apartment and managed to lead the accused man away from the victim. The man continued to make threats to the victim as he was leaving.
The accused man returned to the building around 10:30 p.m. that evening and began kicking at the victim’s door while threatening her from the hallway with further profanities.
The accused successfully kicked in the victim’s door, entered her apartment, and began repeatedly hitting her with a piece of wood that he had brought with him. Kingston Police stated that the accused man then switched to a two-handed grip and struck her several more times, using so much force the wooden board eventually broke.
A witness then intervened and escorted the accused man from the apartment. The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the attack.
By the time police responded to the scene, the accused had already left the area. He was located by police at approximately 10:40 p.m. walking northbound on Division Street.
The 33-year-old local man was charged with assault with a weapon, break, enter and commit (a crime at a) dwelling/house, and uttering threats.