Another arrest in Kona assault, robbery


Kona police have arrested and charged a third suspect in connection with a robbery and assault in a parking lot at Alii Sunset Plaza in the early morning of Nov. 26.

At 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, police arrested 21-year-old Kainoa Bryan of Kealakekua. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, Bryan was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, fourth-degree theft, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His bail was set at $80,000 and his initial court appearance was scheduled for Thursday.

He was held at the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $80,000 bail pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Thursday.

A 26-year-old Kealakekua man reported that after he met a local man at bar, the man took him to the northwest corner of the parking lot to meet with five or six males.

They punched and kicked the victim and stole his backpack before fleeing on foot.

The victim was treated at Kona Community Hospital for a fractured jaw and minor cuts and scrapes.

Police continue to ask for help from anyone who witnessed the attack or saw the victim talking with a local male in the Coconut Grove area.

The victim was wearing shorts and a striped tank top and was carrying a backpack.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, ext. 238.

Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

 

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