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Kingston Police respond to two assault cases in 24 hours

A Kingston man has been arrested after what Kingston Police describe as a vicious attack on his girlfriend.

On July 10, 2020 at approximately 3:50 a.m. police report that the male suspect got into a fight with the victim, his girlfriend, at their midtown Kingston residence. According to police, the two had argued earlier in the day over the victim’s request for the suspect to make positive and proactive changes, or else leave her home.

According to police, the suspect left for the day, but returned intoxicated at approximately 3:30 a.m. Police say he banged on the front door repeatedly. When the victim opened the door, he allegedly punched her in the face. Police say he continued punching her, and pushed her into a closet where she struck her head on a coat rack. He then grabbed her by the hair, and proceeded to drag her around the residence. He allegedly kicked her in the ribs causing injury, and then continued to stomp on her. Police report that he also choked her twice during the attack.

The victim broke free and fled to a neighbouring home. Police were contacted and responded within minutes. At approximately 4:00 a.m. police arrested the man. He was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day. The victim was transported by Frontenac Paramedics to Kingston General Hospital to have her injuries addressed.

A 33-year-old local man was charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault/choking.

Spitting incident earlier in the night

Police also responded to an assault incident earlier in the evening.

On July 9, 2020 at approximately 7:25 p.m. the male suspect and his wife, the female victim, got into an argument in their downtown Kingston apartment. According to Kingston Police, the argument began inside their residence, but when the victim tried to leave, the suspect followed her down to the lobby.

Once in the lobby two good Samaritans attempted to separate the two and defuse the situation. Police report that the suspect was enraged and spit in the face of the victim.

Police responded and, at approximately 7:40 p.m., arrested the suspect for the assault. He was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day. A 42-year-old local man was charged with assault.

Resources for victims of violence

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

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Samantha Butler-Hassan

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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