Police Charge Puna Man For Several Offenses Related to Domestic Incident
A Big Island man faces several charges stemming from a domestic-related incident in Puna.
After conferring with county prosecutors and detectives with the Hawai‘i Police Department Area I Juvenile Aid Section, police on Wednesday, Aug. 24, arrested and charged 53-year-old Kim Kanakamaikai of Hawaiian Acres with first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree reckless endangering, ownership prohibited, felony abuse of a family household member and misdemeanor abuse of a family household member.
His bail was set at $42,000.
The charges against Kanakamaikai stem from an incident that occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Aug. 20. Puna Patrol officers responded to a residence on Ale Road in Hawaiian Acres for a reported domestic incident involving Kanakamaikai and a female. It was reported that Kanakamaikai was in possession of a handgun and was threatening the woman.
Responding officers contacted the victim, who was observed with various injuries. The victim was transported to Hilo Medical Center for treatment and was later released.
Kanakamaikai left the scene prior to police arrival; however, he was arrested Monday, Aug. 22, at the Ale Road residence.
During the course of this investigation, police determined Kanakamaikai had allegedly struck the victim, threatened her with a firearm and discharged the firearm toward her during the altercation. A search warrant was also served on the residence.
Kanakamaikai remains in police custody pending his initial court appearance Thursday, Aug. 25, in Hilo District Court.