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Puna Man Charged for Robbery

December 30, 2021, 3:00 PM HST
* Updated December 30, 2:01 PM
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A Puna man was charged with robbery and unauthorized control of a Toyota Camry in relation to a Sept. 8 incident in a Hilo business parking lot.

Hawai‘i County Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen’s office announced in a press release Thursday, Dec. 30 that 36-year-old Johnathan Barros was charged with second-degree robbery (use of force against another person in the course of committing theft or taking of a motor vehicle) and first-degree unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. Robbery in the second degree is a class B felony offense that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Review of court records indicate that at the time of the alleged offenses, Barros was pending revocation of his felony probation, having been granted supervised release over prosecutors’ objections in August, the press release stated.

Barros remains in custody in lieu of $35,000 bail pending his initial appearance today in Hilo District Court.

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