East Hawaii News

Attempted Murder Suspect Held on $2M Bail

August 21, 2015, 10:51 PM HST
* Updated August 21, 10:52 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

A 37-year-old man involved in a Thursday afternoon incident that led to an officer-related shooting has been charged.

The Hawai’i Police Department says that Jomal Ford was charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of resiting an order to stop, after he allegedly tried to run two Sheriffs and a Police Officer over.

HPD says the fourth attempted murder charge is for attempting to kill more than one person.

According to police,. the incident took place at a residence on Mauna Lanai Tract Road in Mountain View as the authorities were attempting to serve Ford a bench warrant.

Ford, along with one injured officer, was taken to Hilo Medical Center. Police say Ford suffered a gunshot wound but was released from the hospital Thursday night. He is currently being held at the Hilo Police Cellblock until his arraignment date, with bail set at $2,001,000.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

The officer who was struck by Ford’s vehicle was also released Thursday night.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Cancel
Mahalo for Subscribing
×

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments