Kona Woman Threatens Woman With Knife, Police Say
* Updated July 26, 1:37 PM
A Kailua-Kona woman is facing assault charges after allegedly threatening a woman with a knife.
Thirty-year-old Renette Gasio verbally threatened a 41-year-old on Saturday, July 24, at approximately 4:20 p.m. at a historic building on Ali‘i Drive, according to Hawai‘i police. The victim told police Gasio was swinging a pocket knife at her.
“The victim was able to move away when Gasio threw the knife at her, narrowly missing the victim,” police stated in a press release Monday, July 26. “Gasio then fled the area.”
Kona patrol officers eventually located Gasio and took her into custody. She was officially charged with second-degree assault and is being held in lieu of $2,000 bail.
Gasio is being held at the Kelakehe Police Station and is scheduled to appear in Kona District Court today, Monday, July 26.