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Police Arrest Second Suspect in Puna Home Invasion

September 20, 2013, 10:37 AM HST
* Updated September 20, 10:39 AM
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A second man has been located and arrested in connection with a July 24 home-invasion robbery in Puna.

Police arrested Kawika Benny Kahee at a home in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision shortly after noon Thursday.

Based on a grand-jury indictment, Kahee was charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault, theft, promoting a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His bail on those offenses and an additional charge of contempt of court was set at $59,000.

He was also arrested and charged with two counts of violating probation which carried a no-bail provision.

Kahee was one of three men who allegedly used force against the resident of a home in Leilani Estates and stole items from her.

Both Kahee and Mark McCurley, a co-defendant in the case, were initially arrested and charged in August with offenses  related to the July incident but were released before a preliminary hearing was held. The latest arrests occurred after the case was taken before a grand jury.

McCurry was arrested and charged earlier this week.

The third suspect in the case has not been identified and is still at large.

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