Kona Man Charged Following Construction Site Incident

December 9, 2015, 4:34 PM HST
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A confrontation at a construction site in Kailua-Kona in November has led to charges against a Kona man.

The Hawai’i Police Department responded to a 9:07 a.m. call on Nov. 2 where they learned that a worker, identified as 23-year-old Cody Lewis Allen of Kailua-Kona, had gotten into a confrontation with another worker at the site.

Allen reportedly fired an air-powered nail gun in the direction of a 59-year-old man, putting other construction workers in danger.

Following the firing of the nail gun, police say it was reported that he threatened the 59-year-old man with a post, threatened a 34-year-old man with a collapsible baton,  and slashed the tires of a company truck before driving away from the scene.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section investigated the incident and arrested Allen on Tuesday. He was charged with terroristic threatening, reckless endangering, and criminal property damage, with bail set at $4,250.


Allen remained at the Kona police cellblock, awaiting his initial court appearance on Wednesday.


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