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Police arrest man in South Kona assault case


Drosstain Edward Pua

Drosstain Edward Pua

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE (7/12/10 3:30 p.m.)

Big Island police have arrested a suspect in the July 7 assault of a 50-year-old Captain Cook man on Painted Church Road in South Kona.

Twenty-one-year-old Drosstain Edward Pua of Kona was arrested Monday morning (July 12)and charged Monday afternoon with second-degree assault, third-degree assault and violating terms of release on bail.

He is being held without bail at the Kona police cellblock pending a court appearance Tuesday (July 13).

MEDIA RELEASE (7/12/10 9:23 a.m.)

On Wednesday (July 7) at 2:50 p.m., Hawai’i Police Department patrol officers responded to a reported assault on Painted Church Road in South Kona.

Officers determined that the victim, a 50-year-old Captain Cook man, had confronted two local males in what the victim deemed a suspicious vehicle. The victim exited his car to write down the license plate of the suspect car, when the suspects exited their car and assaulted the victim, punching and kicking him. The suspect then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Kona Patrol is continuing the investigation.

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