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Man charged with 15 offenses after fight in Waikoloa


Gary Morrison

Gary Morrison

A Waikoloa man is has been charged with 15 offenses in connection with an affray in Waikoloa early Monday (November 24) that sent two men to the hospital.

While 20-year-old Gary Morrison of Waikoloa was being held at the Kona police cellblock, detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section executed a search warrant Tuesday (November 25) on the car he had been driving. They recovered a loaded rifle, an unloaded rifle, ammunition and an illegal butterfly knife.

At 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, detectives charged Morrison with abuse, first-degree terroristic threatening, reckless endangering, disorderly conduct, possessing an illegal butterfly knife, two counts of second-degree assault and eight firearms offenses. His bail was set at $22,750. He remained at the cellblock until his initial court appearance on Wednesday (November 26).

At 5 a.m. Monday, South Kohala patrol officers responded to a report of a possible domestic abuse incident on Makuakane Street in Waikoloa Village. While en route, police received additional reports that a man was threatening a woman with a gun, that an affray was in progress involving several persons and that someone had been stabbed.

When officers arrived, Morrison was being detained by persons at the scene, who reported that he was responsible for threatening a woman with a firearm and for cutting two men with a knife. Police recovered a knife and arrested Morrison.

A 21-year-old Hāwī man suffered a laceration to his arm and a 22-year-old Waikoloa man suffered a laceration to his leg. Both men were taken to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital, where they were treated for their injuries and released.

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