Three arrested, attempted murder charges filed

On Tuesday, Hawaii Island police announced the arrest of three Captain Cook men with numerous criminal offenses after a reported hit and run incident in the parking lot of a business establishment in the 75-5800 block of Ali‘i Drive shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 25.

It was reported that three men, later identified as 32-year-old Donoven Pogtis, 19-year-old Landon Pogtis, and 20-year-old Todd Cabanlet, physically assaulted three victims, took the car the victims were in, and then returned to the scene and struck one of the victims with his own vehicle before striking another vehicle and a building. The victims were later identified as two 19-year-old males and a 29-year-old male.

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The 29-year-old victim was transported by Hawaii Fire Department personnel to Kona Community Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and later released. Neither of the 19-year-old victims were seriously injured.

Just after 3 a.m. the same morning, Donoven Pogtis, Landon Pogtis and Todd Cabanlet turned themselves in to police.

After conferring with the County Prosecutors Office on Monday, detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section charged Donoven Pogtis with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, first-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree attempted assault, reckless endangering, duty upon striking, and accident involving damage. His total bail was set at $63,800.

Todd Cabanlet was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening and two counts of third-degree assault . His total bail was set $1,500.

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Landon Pogtis was released pending further investigation.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Anson Caceres, via email at anson.caceres@hawaiicounty.gov, or at (808) 326-4646 ex. 225 or call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

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