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Charges Dismissed Against Kona Man Initially Accused of Burglary

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Charges against a Kailua-Kona man in connection to home burglaries that occurred in October 2019 have been dismissed.

According to court documents filed Dec. 22, 2021, 3rd Circuit Court Judge Wendy DeWeese granted Matthew Mitsis early termination of probation of and dismissed charges of second-degree unauthorized entry in a dwelling, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree assault.

Initially pleading not guilty, Mitsis changed his plea to no contest in December 2019. In February 2020, he was sentenced to five years probation with further proceedings in the case being deferred. After serving two and a half years, DeWeese granted the defense’s motion for early termination of probation.

The charges were dismissed with prejudice.

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“(The) Defendant having successfully completed the terms and conditions of deferral to the satisfaction of this Court, he is hereby discharged from probation…” court records indicate.

Mitsis was initially arrested in connection to burglaries that occurred in Kailua-Kona on Puia Street.

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