UPDATE (Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020): According to Kingston Police, a local male was charged with attempted murder following vicious beating of a female roommate.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, the male victim, and the female victim, were all at home in their Ontario Street apartment which they shared, police say.
An argument became violent when the accused male physically assaulted both his roommates, according to police. During the assault he used several weapons of opportunity from the apartment to strike both the male and female victims. With the female victim on the floor and unable to defend herself, the accused kicked, punched, and struck the victim with items from throughout the home. During this violent assault, the accused threatened to kill both of the victims, Kingston Police report.
The male victim used his body to shield the victim from the repeated blows. Ultimately, the male victim was able to pull the female victim to safety and call 911.
When police arrived they discovered the female victim in severe medical distress. Frontenac Paramedics and the Kingston Fire Department attended the scene to address the victim’s injuries. Paramedics transported the female victim to Kingston General Hospital in critical condition with life threatening injuries.
Police say that during the initial investigation conducted at the scene the accused obstructed police by providing a false name. Also, the accused was found to be breaching multiple court imposed conditions of his Judicial Release Order. For these offences, the accused was arrested, charged, and held in custody.
According to police, the investigation into this altercation yielded grounds to believe the accused had committed the additional offences of attempted murder, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats to cause death.
On Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in addition to the charges laid on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, the accused, Thomas Neumann, a 21 year old man, was charged with attempted murder, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats to cause death.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident, is asked to please contact Detective Scott Huffman at 613-549-4660 ext. 6322 or via email at [email protected] Alternatively you can contact the Kingston Police Major Crimes Unit.
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Police are currently investigating after a call for a domestic disturbance resulted in a female being rushed to hospital with injuries over the weekend.
At approximately 10:50 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, Kingston Police were called to an apartment building on Ontario Street after being called for assistance related to a domestic dispute. Responding officers were able to identify all those inside the apartment in question, and found a female that was in clear need of immediate medical treatment, according to Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police. The female was rushed to hospital by Frontenac Paramedics. Kingston Fire and Rescue were also called to the scene as a precautionary measure. According to police, a male that was on scene was arrested for breaches and for obstructing police.
The following day, the Kingston Police Major Crimes Unit was called in to continue the investigation, resulting in a large police presence at the apartment building as the officers were joined by the Forensic Identification Unit for assistance.
According to Gutheinz, the investigation is ongoing and criminal charges are expected to be laid in relation to injuries sustained by those found in the apartment.
A statement from Kingston Police, dated Thursday Sept. 3, 2020
Kingston Police are expected to release more information on this case in the coming days. Kingstonist will update this article as more information becomes available.