A Kingston man is facing charges after a domestic dispute over a piece of furniture escalated and turned violent.
The accused man and female victim engaged in an argument on the afternoon of June 24, 2019. According to Kingston Police, the two had been involved in a relationship for approximately six years and the argument began after the accused purchased an unwanted piece of furniture for the household.
In the midst of the argument, the accused grabbed the victim’s ponytail, pushing and pulling her around, as well as shoving her multiple times. Kingston Police stated that during the altercation, the victim’s hand was inadvertently slammed in a closet door.
Police attended the residence at approximately 3:20 p.m.. After further investigation, the accused man was arrested for domestic assault.
The accused man was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
The 23-year-old local man was charged with assault.
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