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Domestic Dispute Sends Kona Man to Hospital

June 22, 2015, 2:14 PM HST
* Updated June 22, 2:15 PM
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A 20-year-old Kona man who was involved in a domestic dispute Sunday night is in critical condition, according to the Hawai’i Police Department.

While at Kona Community Hospital for an unrelated case, Kona patrol officers witnessed a man arrive at the hospital’s emergency room at around 10 p.m. in a private vehicle. The man had a laceration to his left forearm.

After further investigation, police learned that the man had suffered the injury in a domestic alteration at a home on the 73-1200 block of Awakea Street in Kona.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Synise Santos at the home just after midnight. She was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree assault and abuse of a family/household member.

Santos was taken to the to the Kona police cellblock as Area II Criminal Investigations Division detectives continue to investigate.

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The victim is still at Kona community Hospital in critical condition.

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