Kingston resident facing assault charges after violent incident on Compton Street

Photo by Daniel Tastard Homer/Kingstonist.

A Kingston resident is facing charges after a violent incident on Compton Street earlier this week.

According to a release from Kingston Police, the incident occurred just after midnight on Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2024.

“The accused had visited the victim’s residence to celebrate a birthday when a verbal argument occurred between the two of them. The victim and the accused had previously been in a relationship, however, had separated months prior to this incident,” police detailed.

“The argument escalated and the accused proceeded to grab the victim by the throat with both hands and, while choking the victim, threw them against a wall. The accused then took a knife and held it to the victim’s throat. The violence continued with the accused throwing glasses and plates at the victim before destroying both of their phones.”

According to the release, the victim attempted to flee from the residence, however, was unable to and requested that their child, who was also in the household at the time of the incident, contact the police. Prior to police arrival, the accused reportedly left the scene. Police learned that the accused was on numerous release conditions, stemming from previous occurrences related to the victim.

“At approximately 9:00 a.m. police located and arrested the accused at a north-end address,” police said, noting the accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

A 44-year-old local individual was charged with:

  • assault with a weapon
  • assault by choking
  • assault
  • possession of a weapon for committing an offence
  • mischief under $5,000
  • four counts of failing to comply with an undertaking
  • four counts of breaching probation

The following is a message from Kingston Police:

No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of intimate partner 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:

One thought on “Kingston resident facing assault charges after violent incident on Compton Street

  • Intimate Partner Violence is on the rise. What bothers me the most is how this guy has been able to abuse his victim repeatedly and is still able to do it again. There is no protection in place for anyone being abused or threatened by their so called ‘intimate partner”. These people that do this do not respect legal or physical boundaries placed on them and will do whatever they want in order to get to their victim. Society has failed these women and children miserably. This city needs to join the others in Ontario who gave declared Intimate partner violence an epidemic.

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