Waikoloa Man Faces 15 Charges in Violent Incident Monday
A 20-year-old Waikoloa man has been charged with 15 offenses in connection with an incident that occurred early Monday morning.
According to a Hawai’i Police Department release, South Kohala patrol officers responded to a report of a possible domestic abuse incident on Makuakane Street in Waikoloa Village.
Police received reports that a man was threatening a woman with a gun and, an assault was in progress involving multiple people, and that someone had been stabbed.
As officers arrived, they found the suspect, identified as Gary Morrison, being detained by individuals at the scene. Those individuals reported that he was responsible for threatening a woman with a firearm and for cutting two men with a knife.
Police at that time recovered a knife and arrested Morrison.
The two men were sent to the North Hawai’i Community Hospital where they were treated for their injuries and released. A 21-year-old Hawi man suffered a laceration to his arm and a 22-year-old Waikoloa man suffered a laceration to his leg.
While Morrison was being held at the Kona police cellblock, detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section executed a search warrant Tuesday on the vehicle he had been driving. In the search they recovered a loaded rifle, an unloaded rifle, ammunition, and an illegal butterfly knife.
On Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., Morrision was charged by detectives with abuse, first-degree terroristic threatening, reckless endangering, disorderly conduct, possessing an illegal butterfly knife, two counts of second-degree assault, and eight firearms offenses.
Morrision’s bail was set at $22,750 and he remained at the cellblock awaiting his initial court appearance Wednesday.