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UPDATE: Robert ‘Boomer’ Tanoai Arrested in Assault Case

June 12, 2012, 2:12 PM HST
* Updated June 12, 4:00 PM
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Big Island police announced that they have apprehended 43-year-old Kailua-Kona resident Robert “Boomer” Tanoai in connection with assault and other offenses that occurred in February. Authorities say that Tanoai turned himself to the Kona police station Tuesday morning at 7:10 a.m.

Police said Tanoai was arrested and charged with unlawful imprisonment, terroristic threatening, and and two counts of assault. Bail is set for $100,000.

Tanoai was wanted in connection to an incident that took place February 3. It involved a report of a possible domestic incident in the parking lot of the Kealakekua Ranch Center in Captain Cook. Responding officers were told that the man and woman involved had left the scene in a white sports utility vehicle.

Police then received information about a 911 call from a woman at the Honaunau Post Office requesting help. The woman, a 30-year-old Kapa‘au resident, said she had been assaulted.

Police later determined that the assault was connected to the domestic dispute at the ranch center and that the victim had allegedly been held against her will, threatened and assaulted.

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Tanoai will make his first appearance in court Wednesday morning.

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