Male arrested after domestic assault leads to injuries

A masked officer with Kingston Police stands by on King Street East following a domestic assault that left the female victim with significant injuries. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

Approximately nine Kingston Police cruisers descended on the downtown core after a domestic dispute turned violent.

Kingston Police were called to the historic Belvedere Hotel on King Street East at approximately 2:10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Responding officers located the female victim of the domestic incident, who was found to have “significant injuries to her face,” according to Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police.

An officer on scene outside the Belvedere Hotel following the domestic incident. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

The victim was transported to Kingston General Hospital by Frontenac Paramedic Services for further examination and treatment. Kingston Police combed the area for any additional evidence, and, at approximately 2:25 a.m., the male suspect was arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters to await a bail hearing.

The 38-year-old man was charged with assault causing bodily harm and three counts of failure to comply with a release order.

Kingston Police cruisers lined King Street East as officers responded to the serious domestic assault. Photo by Lucas Mulder.

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