20-year-old from Hilo charged after injuring his girlfriend by kicking, punching
Jeranimo Talley, 20, was arrested and charged with domestic related offenses following an incident in Hilo on May 25 in which he allegedly punched and kicked his girlfriend in the head and face.
At 11:47 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to an active domestic call at an apartment complex on West Lanikaula Street in Hilo. Upon arrival, officers determined that a physical altercation occurred between Talley and his girlfriend. He reportedly locked the door to their bedroom and began to punch her with a closed fist, and kick her head and facial area. Talley also reportedly threatened to kill her and damaged her cellphone.
The woman was transported to the Hilo Medical Center in stable condition. She sustained substantial injuries to her mouth resulting in potential permanent disfigurement. She was treated and released the same day, police said.
On May 26, Talley was charged with the following offenses:
- first degree assault
- two counts of abuse family household member
- first degree unlawful imprisonment
- second degree terroristic threatening
- third degree criminal property damage
Talley was also arrested on two outstanding warrants for violating conditions of release while on bail. His total bail for all offenses was set at $42,000.
Talley’s initial court appearance is scheduled for May 30 in Hilo District Court.
Police ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Detective Clarence Acob of the Area I Juvenile Aid Section at 808-961-8839, or via email at [email protected].
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.
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