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Puna Man Faces Charges After Allegedly Threatening Woman With Spear Gun

March 18, 2021, 9:23 AM HST
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A Puna man is facing felony abuse charges after threatening a woman with a spear gun and machete at a residence in Ainaloa.

Thirty-two-year-old Zodice K. Madeyski Jr. is facing charges of assault, terroristic threatening, abuse of a family or household member, violation of an order for protection, and criminal property damage. The offenses stem from an incident that occurred on March 15.

According to Hawai‘i Police Department, Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a man threatening to kill a woman with a spear gun. The woman had locked herself within the residence with three children. Upon arrival, officers heard a woman yelling for help and saw a man, later identified as Madeyski exit the residence.

Officers made contact with the woman who reported Madeyski had been drinking and upon locking him out of the house, he stood outside a glass door holding a spear gun and machete.

“It was reported that Madeyski made threatening hand gestures and then punched his way through the glass door,” police stated. “The woman retreated to a bedroom and locked herself in, however, Madeyski broke through the bedroom door, punching her in the neck and face.”

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The woman and three children then retreated to a bathroom and locked themselves in, at which point officers arrived on scene. Upon police arrival, Madeyski was arrested and held at the police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section continued their investigation.

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Madeyski is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail is set to have a preliminary hearing on March 19.

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