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Hilo Man Charged With Robbery, Abuse, Felony Assault

August 6, 2022, 2:00 PM HST
* Updated August 6, 12:40 PM
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A 30-year-old Hilo man was charged for an array of offenses stemming from an altercation at a Hilo business.

Dustin Ahia-Vincent was charged with robbery, felony assault, and abuse in relation to an Aug. 2 domestic incident that occurred at Reed’s Bay in Hilo, Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen’s office announced Aug. 5.

The second-degree robbery charge stems from the complaint that Ahia-Vincent in the course of committing theft, used force against another person with intent to overcome the other person’s physical resistance or physical power of resistance. The second-degree assault charge is due to the perpetrator causing substantial bodily injury to another person.

The felony abuse of a family or household member charge stipulates that Ahia-Vincent impeded the normal breathing or circulation of the blood by applying pressure on the throat or the neck with any part of the body or a ligature and/or blocking the nose and mouth and/or applying pressure to the chest.

He is also charged with interference with reporting an emergency or crime. The most serious offense, second-degree robbery, is a class B felony offense which carries a maximum penalty
of a 10-year prison term.

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Ahia-Vincent made his initial appearance on Thursday afternoon in Hilo District Court. His
bail was maintained at $46,000 and he was ordered to appear for a preliminary hearing on
Monday afternoon in Hilo District Court.

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