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Charges Filed in Waikoloa Knife Incident

October 15, 2014, 4:12 PM HST
* Updated October 15, 4:29 PM
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A South Kohala man who was arrested for his involvement in a violent altercation Sunday night has been charged.

According to a release from the Hawai’i Police Department, Aaron Nakamoto was charged with attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault, and disorderly conduct in connection with the altercation that turned violent.

Police were alerted by a call at 8:19 p.m. Sunday claiming that a man assaulted two women in the parking lot of Waikoloa Highlands Center. When officers arrived, the parties involved had already left.

A witness then reported that the man had a knife and the officers were made aware of his identity. They found Nakamoto, 34, in his Waikoloa home with facial and leg injuries.

An ambulance was called and Nakamoto was taken to North Hawai’i Community Hospital. While at the hospital, officers also found two 22-year-old women who had sustained injuries and were part of the initial altercation.

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Nakamoto was charged Tuesday night at 9:20 p.m. Bail was set at $500,000 and his initial court appearance was scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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