Update: Hawai‘i Island man charged with attempted murder released on own recognizance
1:43 p.m. Thursday update: Dorson Buddy Behrendt was granted release on his own recognizance during his initial court appearance this morning before District Court Judge Kimberly Taniyama.
The 44-year-old was being held on $350,000 bail. Although it was previously reported by Hawai‘i Island police he was being held on $35,000 bail.
Behrendt is ordered to appear for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 29.
Original post: An Ocean View man is facing attempted murder charges in connection to a shooting last month after a man was found shot in the face in Ka‘ū.
Forty-four-year-old Dorson Buddy Behrendt was identified by Hawai‘i Island police through the course of their ongoing investigation into the incident on Oct. 15. He is being held on $35,000 bail and slated to make an initial appearance in Kona District Court today.
Along with second-degree attempted murder, Behrendt was also charged with first-degree robbery and carrying/Use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony.
On Oct. 15, Ka‘ū patrol officers were dispatched at 8:50 p.m. to the area of Aloha Boulevard and Paradise Parkway in the Hawai‘i Ocean View Estates subdivision for a report of a male in need of medical assistance after possibly being assaulted.
Arriving on scene, officers found the victim, believed to be a 53-year-old Ocean View man, with severe facial injuries lying on the ground near a gold Toyota van. Due to the severity of his injuries, police were unable to ask the victim how he had been injured.
The victim was taken to the Kona Community Hospital with life-threatening injuries where it was determined that he had suffered a gunshot wound to his facial area. He was flown to the Queens Medical Center on O‘ahu where he remains hospitalized in stable condition.
Police ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact Detective Donovan Kohara of the Area II Criminal Investigation Section at 808-960-3118, via email at [email protected], or the department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.