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Puna Man Arrested for Terroristic Threatening

July 20, 2016, 10:04 AM HST
* Updated July 20, 10:15 AM
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James Brent Jones

James Brent Jones. HPD photo.

A Puna man was arrested Tuesday (July 19) after he reportedly called a community association employee’s home threatening to take a shotgun to a future meeting and shoot everyone present.

Approximately an hour after the incident was reported, officers successfully located the suspect after his vehicle was spotted parked off Highway 11 near the 20-mile marker.

At 12:35 p.m. officers contacted and arrested the suspect, identified as 56-year old James Brent Jones of Glenwood.

Jones was charged later Tuesday with second-degree terroristic threatening.

His bail was set at $2,000.

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After posting bail, Jones was released from custody pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Aug. 25.

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