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UPDATE: Kamuela Man Charged in Connection Assault on Visitors

Posted February 15, 2017, 02:39 PM HST Updated February 16, 2017, 11:00 AM HST
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Big Island Now stock photo. August 2016.

UPDATE: Feb. 16

A Kamuela man has been charged in connection with a violent confrontation with two visitors from California near Hapuna Beach Park on Monday, Feb. 13.

At 8:20 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 30-year-old Herbert A. M. Lee was charged with second-degree robbery and two counts of third-degree assault. His bail was set at $7,000.

He is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17.

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A Kamuela man has been arrested in connection with a violent confrontation with two visitors from California.

In response to a 4:48 p.m. call Monday, Feb. 13, reporting an assault, South Kohala officers responded to Hapuna Beach Park.

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A 64-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman from Sacramento, California, reported that as they were leaving the park on bicycles, a truck drove into the park using the exit lane, forcing the bikes to veer off the road. The male bicyclist then shouted at the driver.

A short time later, while the bicyclists were at Hapuna Beach Road and Old Puakō Road, the truck approached them.

The driver exited the truck, assaulted both bicyclists, took the man’s cellular phone and then fled when a Good Samaritan tried to intervene.

The victims were treated at the scene by Hawai‘i Fire Department medics.

Investigation led to the identity of the suspect as 30-year-old Herbert A. M. Lee.

He was arrested Wednesday morning in Kona on suspicion of second-degree robbery and taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

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Francis Chong They will keep robbing until you stop them with chopping off one of their hands. They deserve no mercy, kindness nor humaneness.February 15, 2017 03:32pm
Arthur Adachi Good job HPDFebruary 15, 2017 03:41pm
Robyn Kramer Did you get him Adam?February 15, 2017 04:08pm
Michael Cockrum Maybe more people read this,thell be afraid to come to big island? They can all go to Maui, Oahu, ?February 15, 2017 08:02pm
Rachel Pena Marsteller I do not wish to be in his position. Hawaii takes this very serious when they mess with the visitors of Hawaii. There is no mercy for this person.February 15, 2017 10:20pm
Karon Kaneshiro Real stupid! He is giving Hawaii a black eye! It you know what I mean.February 15, 2017 11:38pm
LR Carter Thug LifeFebruary 16, 2017 01:44am
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