Puna Man Charged in Stabbing IncidentMay 14, 2012, 5:47 PM HST (Updated May 14, 2012, 5:47 PM)
A 27-year-old Puna man was charged today with assault in connection with a Friday stabbing incident.
Police said Brannon “Listo” Ramirez allegedly stabbed a 37-year-old Mountain View man following an earlier confrontation with the victim’s relative at a convenience store on Kahakai Boulevard in Hawaiian Beaches.
The incident began with a domestic dispute at Da Store between Ramirez and a 31-year-old Hawaiian Beaches woman. During the argument, Ramirez allegedly threw a beer bottle which hit a 19-year-old man in a parked van and then left the area.
A short while later, the mother of the man hit by the bottle and her relative, the 37-year-old Mountain View man, confronted Ramirez in Hawaiian Beaches, police said.
During the confrontation, the Mountain View man received lacerations to his chest, back, face and upper arms. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center in stable condition.
Ramirez turned himself in at the Pahoa police station Saturday. He was charged today with first-degree assault, criminal property damage and two counts of third-degree assault.
He was being held with his bail set at $11,000 pending an initial court appearance on Tuesday.