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Man Charged with Second Violent Crime in One Week

September 30, 2016, 10:29 AM HST
* Updated September 30, 10:32 AM
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Gary Simpkins

Gary Simpkins. HPD photo.

A 22-year-old Puna man who was charged with robbery earlier this week has been arrested again on unrelated charges of violence within 48 hours after “bonding out” on the robbery offense.

Gary Simpkins of Hawaiian Beaches was being sought on a robbery charge when he turned himself in to police on Monday, Sept. 26.

He was charged with the felony the following day with bail set at $5,000. After posting bond later that day, he was released from police custody.

At 8:50 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, Simpkins was arrested for terroristic threatening, criminal property damage and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle after he allegedly used a bat to smash four windows on a vehicle occupied by a 21-year-old woman and her 3-year-old son in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision of Puna. He was later charged, and bail was set at $12,000.

He remains in custody pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30.

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