A local man is facing three charges after a domestic dispute became violent and left the victim, his wife of four years, gasping for air.
According to Kingston Police, the accused man returned home to his midtown residence at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 14, 2019. The man began to argue with the victim about finances, and the victim was upset that he had taken money from her and could not account for where that money had gone.
As the argument escalated, the accused man pushed the victim to the ground. When she attempted to get back up, the accused man pushed the victim to the ground a second time, and then proceeded to get on top of her, pinning her to the floor.
The accused man then pushed his knee forcibly onto the victim’s throat, causing her to gasp for air. The man raised his knee briefly, allowing the victim to breathe, but then forced his knee down onto her throat again, this time with more pressure than the first. Then, as the accused man pinned the victim down by her throat, he punched her in the face.
The attack ceased when it became evident to the accused man that the victim was unable to breathe, police said. He then stood over her and threatened to kick her in the face, but when he attempted to do so, the victim was able to move out of the way. The accused man then left the residence.
Kingston Police were contacted and responding officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the accused man. Then, on Monday, Apr. 15 at approximately 3:30 p.m., police attended the residence again after learning that the accused man had returned to the home. The accused man was subsequently arrested.
The 42-year-old Kingston man was charged with assault, forcible confinement, and uttering threats.
The following is a statement 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