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Pāhoa Man Charged in Connection with Gun Incident

October 12, 2016, 9:33 AM HST
* Updated October 12, 9:36 AM
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Pāhoa resident Robert Lee Segobia has been charged with three offenses in connection with a handgun incident Sunday night, Oct. 9, in Hilo.

In response to an 11 p.m. call, a 31-year-old man reported that a man had threatened him with a handgun on the 80 block of Kanoelehua Avenue and then fled the area on foot.

Several minutes later, two gunshots were heard coming from the area to which the gunman had fled.

South Hilo Patrol officers conducted a search of the area and located 42-year-old Segobia hiding in a hedge along Kamehameha Avenue.

Officers also located a handgun in the immediate area and two spent shell casings in an abandoned parking lot.


Segobia was arrested and taken to the Hilo police station while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.


On Tuesday, Oct. 11, after conferring with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, detectives charged Segobia with first-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree reckless endangering and place to keep pistol.

His bail was set at $27,500.

He remained in the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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