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Police arrest Waikoloa man who reportedly stabbed his son


A Waikoloa man was arrested over the weekend in connection with a stabbing that sent his son to the hospital.

William Ford Jr.

William Ford Jr.

Around 9:26 p.m. Friday, South Kohala patrol officers responded to a reported stabbing at a home on Kimo Nui Street in Waikoloa Village.

Responding officers determined that 50-year-old William Ford Jr., had reportedly stabbed his 28-year-old son once in the upper right side of the chest and then fled the home where they both lived.

Fire Department rescue personnel took the victim to North Hawaii Community Hospital, where he remains confined in good condition.

Police launched a search for the suspect but were unable to locate him Friday night.

At 12:50 p.m. Saturday (April 9), Ford turned himself in at the Kona police station in Kealakehe. He was arrested and held at the cellblock while detectives from the Juvenile Aid Section, which investigates domestic violence cases, continued the investigation.

On Sunday (April 10), detectives charged Ford with first-degree assault and abuse of a family/household member. He was released after posting $35,000 bail.

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