Two Arrested, One Hospitalized After Fight

July 20, 2016, 3:31 PM HST
* Updated July 20, 3:35 PM
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William Fuiava (left) and Tyhron Kopura (right).

William Fuiava (left) and Tyhron Kopura (right). HPD photos.

Two men were arrested and a juvenile was taken to the hospital following an affray that broke out in Hilo’s Lanakila Housing area on Monday, July 18.

In response to a 10 p.m. call reporting a fight, South Hilo Patrol officers encountered a 16-year-old boy with injuries. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was treated for head and body injuries and then released at 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 19.

Two Hilo men, William Fuiava,19, and Tyhron Kopura,18, were arrested and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued to look into the matter.

At 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, police charged each man with second-degree assault and a liquor violation involving a minor. Bail was set at $2,000 each.

Both men remained at the cell block until their initial court appearance on Wednesday, July 20.


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