Puna Man Accused of Firing Rifle Near Wife’s Head
A 48-year-old Puna man was charged with four offenses today for allegedly firing off shots with a rifle next to his wife’s head.
Police said Leighton Kaai Jr. was arrested Tuesday by officers responding to a dropped 911 call on Orchid Drive in the Ainaloa Estates subdivision.
The man’s wife told police that her husband had brandished a .22-caliber rifle and fire shots next to while she was lying in bed.
Charges against Kaai include first-degree reckless endangering, first-degree terroristic threatening and two firearms offenses.
He remained in custody today at the Hilo cellblock with his bail set at $6,000.