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Volcano Woman Faces 10 Years for Series of Crimes

December 30, 2021, 2:00 PM HST
* Updated December 30, 12:06 PM
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A Volcano woman is facing 10 years in prison for a series of offenses committed in 2019 and 2020.

Tearon Teashell, 26, also known as “TT” Pacheco-Fernandez, will appear for sentencing on Jan. 12, County of Hawai‘i Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen’s office announced in a press release Thursday.

Court documentation indicates, according to the release, that in accordance with the agreement, Pacheco-Fernandez shall stipulate to serve the maximum 10-year penalty. The agreement also contemplates that Pacheco-Fernandez serve a mandatory minimum term of three years and four months without the possibility of parole.

On Nov. 3, 2021, Pacheco-Fernandez, who had no prior felony convictions, entered guilty pleas to two charges of second-degree robbery and a single count each of first-degree ownership prohibited, firearm on a highway, and burglary in relation to two separate robbery incidents at the Target Store and Burger King located on E. Makaala Street in Hilo and a residential burglary in Pana‘ewa, all of which occurred on March 6, 2020.

Pacheco-Fernandez also pleaded no contest to two charges of first-degree criminal property damage, first-degree terroristic threatening and first-degree resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle in relation to an incident that occurred on Nov. 27, 2019 within the parking lot of KTA Superstores on Puainako Street in Hilo, and third-degree accomplice to theft in relation to a theft from a Puna residence, which occurred between May 19-20, 2019.

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Pacheco-Fernandez remains in custody.

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The investigations were initiated by Puna, South Hilo, and South Kohala patrols and the arrest and follow-up investigation was handled by the Area I Criminal Investigation Section. The case is being prosecuted by Waltjen.

Anyone having information to assist local law enforcement should call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.

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