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Local man charged after wielding a bat and pistols during argument

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A Kingston man is now facing six charges following an argument with two victims that escalated to threats at gunpoint.

The incident occurred on Monday, Jul. 8, 2019, when the two victims went to the accused man’s residence in the afternoon. An argument over property and money ensued, and the accused man brandished a bat as tensions rose. According to Kingston Police, the accused then retreated into his apartment before returning, this time allegedly wielding two pistols. Armed with the weapons, the accused man threatened the victims.

Police were contacted and responding officers arrived the Portsmouth Avenue address at approximately 5 p.m. Both of the victims were outside the apartment when police arrived, and the accused man had already left. The accused man was not found at the time.

Later that day at approximately 10 p.m., the accused man turned himself in at Kingston Police headquarters. The accused man was arrested and held to attend a bail hearing.

The 22-year-old local man was charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Use of a firearm to commit an offence
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Uttering threats to cause bodily harm
  • Theft
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
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