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Two men arrested after incidents involving domestic assault, robbery and firearm

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An incident regarding a domestic situation escalated quickly after the female victim contacted a friend, who then proceeded to rob her alleged abuser with a firearm.

As a result of the incident, both men involved were arrested.

The incident began on Friday, Apr. 3, 2020 when, at approximately 11:50 a.m., one of the accused men received a message from the victim indicating that her boyfriend would not let her leave and was hurting. According to police, the accused man drove to the victim’s residence with a loaded 22 caliber sawed-off rifle. Upon arrival, the accused man kicked open the front door of the victim’s residence and confronted her boyfriend. He then pulled the rifle out of a bag and pointed it at the boyfriend, demanding money. The boyfriend turned over his cash and the accused man fled the scene.

A witness called police regarding the domestic dispute, but it wasn’t until they arrived on scene that officers were informed by another witness that that accused man had arrived with a rifle.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. the same day, Special Constables located the accused man in a vehicle in a parking lot off of Montreal Street. Patrol officers responded and found the vehicle occupied by three people: the accused man was in the back seat with the loaded firearm, and two females were in the front of the vehicle. All three parties were arrested, but the females were later released unconditionally. The accused man was transported to Kingston Police Headquarters and held to attend a bail hearing.

The 25-year-old Kingston man was charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Occupying a vehicle with a firearm
  • Four counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited
  • Breach of a release order
  • Breaking and entering
  • Three counts of breach of probation

Further investigation into the domestic situation revealed that the boyfriend had broken into the victim’s residence. He then choked the victim and prevented her from leaving by barricading the doors. At approximately 1 p.m. the same day, police located the boyfriend at a west-end residence and he was arrested.

The 33-year-old Kingston man was charged with:

  • Two counts of assault
  • Forcible confinement
  • Mischief
  • Three counts of breach of probation

The following is a message 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:

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