A local man is facing five charges following a violent altercation in the city’s north end, according to Kingston Police.
The incident occurred on Friday, Jul. 19, 2019 when, at approximately 10:30 p.m, the male victim was sitting outside of his residence when he was approached by the accused man. While an associate of the accused man argued with the victim, the accused proceeded to strike the victim in the head with a beer bottle, causing it to break. As the victim attempted to defend himself, the victim was stabbed by the accused man with the beer bottle numerous times in the hand. The accused man then choked the victim while he was on the ground, while continuing to stab the victim’s hand with the broken bottle.
Witnesses contacted Kingston Police, and responding officers assisted the victim with his injuries until Frontenac Paramedics arrived. The victim was then transported to Kingston General Hospital with serious injuries. The accused man was located nearby and subsequently arrested.
Upon further investigation, police learned that the victim and the accused man had ongoing issues with one another. On Friday, Jun. 14, 2019, the accused man approached the victim, swinging a baseball bat at him several times and trying to instigate a fight. The accused man also threatened the victim on that date.
The 36-year-old Kingston man was charged with aggravated assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, criminal harassment, and uttering threats.