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Kona Man Charged With Stealing Honda

July 20, 2012, 10:57 AM HST
* Updated July 20, 10:58 AM
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A 22-year-old Kailua-Kona man has been charged with the theft of a vehicle.

Police said the 1995 Honda Accord was taken from the Kailua-Kona subdivision of Seaview in the middle of May. The following day, a patrol officer pulled the vehicle over during a traffic stop in Waimea, although the driver fled on foot.

After several weeks of investigation, police identified the driver as Jesse Travis Ralston. He was arrested on Tuesday in Kailua-Kona and held in the Kona cellblock.

Ralston was charged Thursday with car theft and released after posting $2,000 in  bail.

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