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UPDATE: Man Accused of Running Girlfriend Over Surrenders to Police

December 10, 2013, 5:34 PM HST
* Updated December 11, 11:04 AM
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***Updated 11:02 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.***

Police today said a man wanted for allegedly running over his girlfriend with a car Monday night turned himself in at the Hilo Police Station Tuesday night.

Justin Lee was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangering. He was being held without being charged on those offenses while detectives continued the investigation.

He was also arrested and charged with bail-jumping, contempt of court and violating terms of release. The last warrant carried a provision that he be held without bail pending a court appearance.

Posted 5:34 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10:

Police are looking for a 35-year-old Hilo man in connection with a domestic violence incident Monday night.

Police said the victim, a 41-year-old woman, reported that she was involved in an argument with her boyfriend, Justin Lee, at their Hilo home at around 9:15 p.m.

As the argument escalated, the woman said, Lee ran her over with a car and then fled on foot.

The victim was taken by a private vehicle to Hilo Medical Center with serious injuries. She was transferred to a Honolulu hospital, where her condition remains unchanged.

Lee is described as a bald local male, 5-foot-8 with a heavy build, brown eyes and a tan complexion. He has a mole on the left side of his chin and numerous tattoos on the back of his head, neck and arms as well as large words tattooed where his eyebrows should be.

Lee also has three outstanding warrants for his arrest, including one with a no-bail condition.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Det. Jefferson Grantz at 961-8810 or [email protected], or the police department at 935-3311.

Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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