Kona Man Pleads Guilty in Domestic Abuse Case

June 6, 2022, 6:02 PM HST
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A Kona man faces a decade in prison in connection with a domestic abuse case from December last year.

Glendon Nakata

County Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen announced that 53-year-old Glendon Nakata pleaded guilty in May in Kona Circuit Court to charges of first-degree attempted assault and felony abuse of a family or household member. Nakata is schedule to appear July 22 for sentencing in relation to the Dec. 3, 2021, domestic abuse incident.

Court documents show that Nakata agreed to serve the maximum 10 year prison sentence in accordance with a plea agreement.

The more serious offense, first-degree attempted assault is a Class B felony punishable by a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Nakata remains in custody after being denied bail.


The investigation was handled by Officer Manuel Soares IV with the Hawai‘i Police Department’s Kona Patrol. The case is being prosecuted by county Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Chase Murray.


“If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please go to a safe place and call a trusted friend or relative for support,” a news release from the county prosecutor’s office said.

Call 911 to report the abuse to the police. The Child and Family Service 24-Hour Abuse Hotline also has advocates available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide support and advocacy. The hotline can be reached by calling 808-322-7233 in West Hawai‘i or 808-959-8864 in East Hawai‘i.

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