Kamuela Man Facing Terroristic Threatening Charges Granted Supervised Release
* Updated July 22, 7:01 PM
A Kamuela man was granted supervised release after allegedly threatening and harassing two different victims and assaulting a police officer earlier this week.
Thirty-seven-year-old Pieter Colson was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening, harassment by stalking, resisting arrest, two counts of first-degree assault of a police officer and second-degree assault of a police officer.
Charges stem from incidents that occurred on Monday, July 19, 2021, starting at approximately 7:50 p.m. According to Hawai‘i Police Department, officers responded to a residential subdivision off Kohala Mountain Road in Kamuela, in which a 58-year-old female victim told police Colson verbally threatened her and drove off in a blue Jeep.
Shortly thereafter, police say an 18-year-old female victim reported that while driving, she was followed and harassed by Colson who was operating the same blue Jeep.
Colson and the blue Jeep were later located at Kawaihae Harbor by North Kohala patrol officers.
“When attempting to arrest Colson for the reported terroristic threatening and harassment offenses, he resisted arrest, assaulted the responding officers, and fled on foot,” police stated. “A group of Good Samaritans assisted the officers, but Colson was able to flee the area.”
The 37-year-old was found the next day, Tuesday, July 20, on Kohala Mountain Road and was taken into custody without incident.
Colson appeared in 3rd Circuit Court before Judge Joseph Florendo, Thursday, July 22. Over the state’s objection, the Kamuela man was granted supervised release. A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Aug. 16.