An escalating argument led to a local woman calling for police and an ambulance after her partner assaulted her in her north end residence.
The domestic dispute began at approximately 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 between the accused man and the victim, his girlfriend of approximately three years, who was eight weeks pregnant. As the accused man began yelling and screaming at the victim, she indicated that she was going to leave the residence. The accused man then made threats toward the victim, as well as one of her family members.
On two occasions where the victim attempted the leave, the accused man slammed the door shut, preventing her from exiting the residence. When the victim tried to call 911, the accused man slapped the phone out of her hand, according to Kingston Police. At that point, the accused man lifted the victim up and slammed her to the ground.
The accused man finally then left the residence and the victim was able to call for an ambulance. Police say the victim was concerned for the welfare of her unborn child following the assault.
Kingston Police and Frontenac Paramedics responded to the residence and located both the accused man and the victim inside. At approximately 2:32 a.m. – two and a half hours after the argument began – the accused man was arrested.
The 20-year-old Kingston man was charged with assault, forcible confinement, two counts of uttering threats, and breach of probation.
The following is a statement and a list of resources 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