A Kingston man is facing charges after being in possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.
At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2021, a female witness observed the accused male obstructing the main entrance door of an apartment complex in the 100 block of Princess Street in downtown Kingston. According to police, the witness saw that the man appeared to be holding a knife, which was partially hidden in a cardboard box. The witness also observed that he appeared to be in an agitated state, according to a release from Kingston Police, dated Monday, May 17, 2021.
Police responded and, upon arrival, discovered that the male was holding a small blade in his hand. According to the release, the accused was uncooperative with police and appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance. The accused struggled while police attempted to arrest him. During the struggle a can of bear spray, which had been concealed on the accused, fell to the ground, police said.
According to police, the accused continued to resist being handcuffed and attempted to punch the arresting officer multiple times. Police said they were able to gain control of the accused and he was subsequently handcuffed.
A search of the accused, incident to arrest, revealed a small package in his pants pocket that contained a substance police suspected of being crystal methamphetamine. Further investigation revealed that the accused was also not abiding by court imposed release conditions.
The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
Steven McCarthy a 24-year-old local man was charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, carrying a concealed weapon, assaulting a peace officer, resisting a peace officer, unlawfully possessing a schedule 1 substance, and two counts of breach of probation.