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Kona Man Charged With Assaulting Police Officers

September 18, 2013, 6:40 PM HST
* Updated September 19, 2:29 PM
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Two police officers were injured Sunday during the arrest of a 20-year-old Kailua-Kona man.

The arrest of Garrick Scott Simmons occurred in response to a report that Simmons had threatened people at a home on Pumehana Street in Kailua-Kona.

A 21-year-old resident of the home told police that Simmons, an acquaintance, had threatened him with a knife and also entered his vehicle and stole items before fleeing the area.

When he was located by police, Simmons allegedly threatened and assaulted the officers.

Police said one officer suffered a concussion and a sprained knee, while the other sustained a sprained knee and abrasions.

Both were later treated at Kona Community Hospital and released.

On Tuesday, Simmons was charged with two counts of first-degree assault of a police officer, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest, burglary, kidnapping and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

Simmons was released after posting bail in the amount of $20,500.

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