Man facing more than a dozen domestic violence charges

  • Kepoo

A Honokaa man is facing an array of offenses stemming from a domestic incident that occurred in a vehicle Friday in Kawaihae.

While conducting patrols at the Kawaihae Boat Harbor, South Kohala patrol officers contacted two occupants of a vehicle parked near the exit gate. Upon contacting the woman driving the vehicle, she reported being involved in a domestic incident with the man riding in her vehicle, identified as Adam Kahekili Kepoo, 27, of Honokaa.

Kepoo was arrested and transported to the Kealakehe Police Station for further investigation that determined multiple domestic incidents involving the victim and Kepoo occurred in the Hamakua and South Kohala districts.

He was charged with a dozen counts of abuse of a family or household member, three counts each of assault in the second-degree and terroristic threatening in the first-degree, two counts of terroristic threatening in the second degree, and one count each of attempted felony abuse of a family household member, felony abuse of a family household member, kidnapping, theft in the fourth degree, open container, and unauthorized possession of confidential information.

Bail was set at $22,250.


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