Mountain View man facing assault, kidnapping charges

  • Pahio

KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police have arrested and charged a 33-year-old Mountain View man with an array of offenses stemming from an incident that occurred in June.

On June 24, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a possible traffic accident on Ohai Street in Hilo and later determined that Robert K. Pahio had fled the scene before police arrived, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

He also reportedly assaulted an acquaintance with a pipe at a residence in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision in Puna, police said. Pahio then took the man against his will, in a vehicle that did not belong to him and drove to Hilo. The victim was able to exit the vehicle, however, Pahio then drove the vehicle toward him and another man.

Both men required were taken to Hilo Medical Center for treatment, police said.

On Tuesday, Pahio was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, kidnapping, first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree criminal property damage, accidents involving death or serious bodily injury, two counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, resisting an order to stop motor vehicle, and driving without a valid driver’s license, according to the Hawaii Police Department. His bail was set at $71,000 pending an initial court appearance.

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