Man, woman indicted for Hawi standoff

KAILUA-KONA — A woman is facing an additional charge of attempted murder following a grand jury indictment handed down in the case of a reported standoff last month in Hawi.

Britany C. Wolf, 28, is now charged with two counts first-degree attempted murder of a law enforcement officer in connection with the Jan. 22 incident off Alaalae Road, in addition to 14 other charges.

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Her husband, Lucas R. Wolf, was also included in the indictment, but not charged with attempted murder. He faces a total of 15 charges.

The indictment, handed down Feb. 12 by a Kona grand jury after a preliminary hearing for the case was continued in late January, moves the case to 3rd Circuit Court. The two are scheduled to enter pleas during an arraignment hearing scheduled this morning.

The man and woman both face one count each first-degree reckless endangering, first-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree terroristic threatening, and three counts each registration mandatory and permits to acquire violations, according to the indictment.

In addition to those and the two first-degree attempted murder charges, Britany Wolf was indicted on one count each first-degree terroristic threatening, fourth-three degree criminal property damage and two counts first-degree reckless endangering, according to the indictment.

Both remain in custody at Hawaii Community Correctional Center. Bail remains unchanged with Lucas Wolf’s set at $26,000 and Britany Wolf at $303,000.

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The charges stem from a Jan. 22 standoff on the 3500 block of Alaalae Road. Police say the couple exhibited aggressive behaviors toward the property owner when he attempted to evict them, and allege Britany Wolf fired a single shot from a weapon. The 56-year-old property owner was not injured.

The department’s Special Response Team (SRT) responded to the scene. As the incident continued, police say, Britany Wolf fired two additional gunshots, one of which struck the SRT’s armored vehicle.