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Woman arrested after violent attack on ex-boyfriend, his new girlfriend

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A Kingston woman has been arrested and charged after she assaulted her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, the latter of whom she stabbed in the face, according to police.

The incident occurred on Sunday, Jul. 25, 2021 when, at approximately 10:10 p.m., police were called to a fight taking place on Russell Street in downtown Kingston. Responding officers arrived and learned that the altercation involved the accused woman, and that the two victims were her ex and his current girlfriend, Kingston Police said in a press release on Thursday, Jul. 29, 2021.

The ensuing investigation found that, when the two victims returned home that night, they were approached by the accused woman who began to “berate and yell at the female victim,” police said. The accused woman then left the scene before returning armed with a steel, collapsible baton, and a knife. She then went to the male victim’s car and began to smash its windows with the baton before using the knife to puncture one of its tires.

The accused woman then ran from the scene, and the victims followed. This led to the assaultive actions, where the woman struck the female victim in the head with the baton before stabbing her in the face with the knife, according to police. Luckily, the female victim only sustained minor injuries as a result.

As the investigation continued, police found that both victims had been receiving threatening messages from the woman prior to the incident, as she was “disgruntled in regards to their new relationship,” police said.

On Monday, Jul. 26, 2021, Kingston Police located and arrested the accused woman.

As a result, Emily Kendall-Upchurch, 32, of Kingston was charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Two counts of assault
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Breach of probation
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