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Kingston man arrested for assault, possession of prohibited weapon

Kingston Police on scene at the Maple Crest Inn on Princess Street in central Kingston, where an assault took place on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Photo by Logan Cadue.

A local man is facing five charges after an argument escalated into violence, requiring police to attend the scene.

The incident occurred on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 when, at approximately 10:10 p.m., the accused man began to argue with the male victim at a hotel in central Kingston. The two males were known to one another, as the accused man was the boyfriend of the victim’s sister. It is unknown why the accused man became enraged with the victim, however, during the argument, the accused man assaulted the victim while yelling threats and obscenities at him, according to Kingston Police.

Responding officers located the accused man in the parking lot of the hotel. He was arrested at approximately 10:15 p.m., and subsequently searched. At that point, police found the accused man to be in possession of a conductive energy weapon, commonly known as a Taser. Upon further investigation, police found that the accused man was breaching court-imposed conditions.

The 29-year-old man was charged with:

  • Assault
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon without being the holder of a licence permitting such possession
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon while prohibited
  • Two counts of breach of probation
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