Kona Man Charged with Assault, Attempted Murder
Hawai‘i Island Police responded to a report of an unknown type of disturbance near a service station in the 75-900 block of Henry Street in Kailua-Kona on Friday, Oct. 28,
Responding officers located an unconscious man with injuries to his head. The 39-year-old man was transported to the Kona Community Hospital by ambulance and later medevaced to a hospital on O‘ahu for further treatment. He is in critical condition.
Investigation led to the identity of a suspect, 34-year-old Anthony Graham Beaudet-Close of Kailua-Kona. He was arrested Sunday morning, Nov. 6, on suspicion of assault after turning himself in at the Kealakehe Police Station. He was taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.
At 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, he was charged with assault in the first degree and attempted murder. His bail was set at $150,000. He is being held at the Kona cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Police ask anyone with any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, ext. 238, or [email protected].
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.