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Volcano Man Faces Felony Charges Following Domestic Incident at Fern Forest Residence

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Jerald Cline

A Volcano man is accused of various offenses related to a domestic incident at a residence in Fern Forest on Aug. 18, 2022.

Thirty-four-year-old Jerald Cline was charged with felony abuse of a household member after strangling the victim. He was also charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, and two counts of second-degree assault after reportedly assaulting the individual with a bat causing bodily injury.

The offenses are all class C felonies, which carry a maximum penalty of a five-year prison term.

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According to court minutes, Cline was on supervised release for two other unrelated felony matters and wanted on two outstanding warrants related to revocation of his supervised release when the incident occurred.

Cline is scheduled to make his initial appearance this afternoon in Hilo District Court. He
remains in custody in lieu of $42,000 bail in these matters.

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