Hilo man charged following reported stabbing

  • Camacho

A 35-year-old Hilo man is facing felony assault charges stemming from a reported stabbing Thursday afternoon in Hilo.

Shortly after 4 p.m., Hilo police responded to a report of a woman with stab wounds and lacerations at Hilo Medical Center, according to the Hawaii Police Department. A 30-year-old woman reported that during an argument with her boyfriend, Nathan Keanini Camacho, he struck the back of her head with a closed fist, then broke a large glass smoking pipe and stabbed her multiple times with it. The woman also reported that Camacho threatened to shove the broken pipe down her throat.

After being treated for injuries to her arm and ear, she was released, police said.

Camacho was later arrested without incident and was held at the police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section continued their investigation.

He was charged Friday with felony assault, terroristic threatening, promotion of a dangerous drug, and abuse of a family or household member. His bail was set at $35,000 pending his initial court appearance slated Monday.

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