Waimea man charged for assaulting officers, harassing women

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A 37-year-old Waimea man is facing a handful of charges, including three counts of assault of a police officer, after threatening two women in South Kohala earlier this week.

Pieter Colson was arrested Tuesday following the Monday incident in which the Hawaii Police Department said began when a 58-year-old woman was allegedly threatened by Colson in a residential subdivision off Kohala Mountain Road in Waimea.

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According to police who responded to the 7:50 p.m. Monday report, Colson verbally threatened the woman and drove off in a blue Jeep. Shortly thereafter, an 18-year-old woman reported that while driving, she was followed and harassed by Colson who was operating the same blue Jeep.

North Kohala patrol officers later located Colson and the blue Jeep at Kawaihae Harbor. When attempting to arrest Colson for the reported terroristic threatening and harassment offenses, police said he resisted arrest, assaulted the responding officers, and fled on foot. A group of good Samaritans assisted the officers, but Colson was able to flee the area.

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On Tuesday, South Kohala patrol officers located and apprehended Colson without incident on Kohala Mountain Road in Waimea. He was charged Wednesday afternoon with one count of second-degree terroristic threatening, one count of harassment by stalking, one count of resisting arrest, two counts of first-degree assaulting a police officer and one count of second-degree assault of a police officer. Bail was set at $6,500.

Colson made his initial appearance Thursday in Kona District Court where he was granted supervised release. A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 16.

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