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California Man Accused of Attempted Murder in Hilo

March 7, 2022, 10:32 AM HST
* Updated March 7, 1:09 PM
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Arvil Reed

A California man was charged with attempted murder after an incident at a Hilo hotel on Friday, March 4, officials reported this morning.

Hawaii Police Department’s South Hilo Patrol responded to the domestic incident that took place at a hotel on Banyan Drive at 6 p.m. after a 45-year-old woman reported the suspect, identified as Arvil Reed, had struck her with a firearm and threatened to kill her while in their shared room. 

Arriving officers located Reed in front of the hotel and he was arrested without incident. The woman was treated at the scene by fire rescue but refused to be transported to the Hilo Medical Center.

Reed, 54, faces charges of second-degree attempted murder, two counts of second-degree assault, first-degree terroristic threatening, two counts of ownership or possession of a firearm prohibited, carrying or use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony and kidnapping.

Reed is scheduled to make his initial appearance today in Hilo District Court. He remains in custody in lieu of $680,000 bail.

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