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Man Charged for Allegedly Accosting Men in Home

July 16, 2012, 5:15 PM HST
* Updated July 16, 5:17 PM
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A 63-year-old Hilo man has been charged with terroristic threatening and other charges for allegedly entering a Hilo home and assaulting two men inside.

Charges filed Friday night against Joseph Werner Leong also included burglary and two counts of harassment, police said today.

Police said they received a report at 6:20 a.m. Friday from a 50-year-old Hilo man who said that Leong entered his Kukuau Street home and assaulted him and a 21-year-old Hilo man. Police said neither victim sustained any injuries during the confrontation.

Leong posted $5,000 bail and was released from custody.


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