Kona man charged in stabbing incident at Kaiminani Drive home

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KAILUA-KONA — A Kona man has been charged in connection to a stabbing incident that left two people injured last week.

Drew Ikaika Camacho was officially charged with second-degree assault and third-degree assault. Bail was set at $11,000.

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Charges stem from an incident that occurred on Oct. 29 at a home at 73-1392 Kaiminani Drive. According to Hawaii Police, Camacho went to the house without the knowledge of the residents, a 42-year-old woman and 31-year-old man.

The three were acquaintances, and Camacho had previously been to the home.

Hawaii Police Maj. Robert Wagner said Camacho reportedly assaulted the woman before the man intervened. According to police, the woman was beaten and the man was stabbed in the shoulder. The two were taken to Kona Community Hospital and were treated and released.

After the alleged attack, Camacho reportedly fled the scene in a black 1998 Honda Civic sedan that was later located on Ahikawa Street. A second person was with the suspect but stayed inside the vehicle the morning of the reported incident. Only the suspect participated in the assault, said Wagner.

Patrol officers eventually took Camacho into custody without incident at 9 a.m. Sunday on an outstanding warrant of $5,000 for violating a deferred acceptance guilty plea agreement in a drug offense case.

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Camacho appeared in 3rd Circuit Court on Monday where Judge Robert D.S. Kim lowered the 34-year-old’s bail to $500.

Despite the reduction in bail, Camacho has remained in custody at Hawaii Community Correctional Center since his apprehension on Sunday.