A local man has been arrested and charged after a domestic dispute with his wife escalated into physical attacks, some of which involved his son.
According to Kingston Police, the incident occurred on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020. At approximately 6 p.m. that day, officers were called to the man’s west-end residence due to a domestic dispute in progress. Police said the accused man was at home with his wife and son at the time, but lost his temper after his wife had a phone conversation with a friend. The man began smashing furniture and then proceeded to throw a chair and an air conditioning unit down the stairs of the residence at his wife.
Following those violent actions, the accused man directed his aggression towards his son, and a physical altercation ensued. The man then threatened his son with a baseball bat before fleeing the scene prior to police arrival.
The man then returned to the residence several hours later and police were called once again. Responding officers found the accused cleaning up the mess in the residence. The 58-year-old Kingston man was arrested and charged with assault, and two counts of assault with a weapon.
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