HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
DETECTIVE TOM C. POY
OCTOBER 30, 2002
MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE
Two men charged with first-degree assault are being held in the Hilo Community Correctional Center on $5,000 bail after arraignment in District Court on Wednesday (October 30, 2002).
The two — Daniel Vea, 32, and Levy Cabanting, 25 — are being held for an alleged assault on a Hilo man who has been hospitalized in critical condition since Saturday. The suspects were arrested Monday and had been held without bail in the Hilo police cellblock before arraignment.
The victim, Darrell Wheeler, 33, of a Keaukaha address, is confined in critical condition with head injuries at the Hilo Medical Center.
Responding to a call Saturday, police found the victim lying unconscious on the ground at a Kalanianaole Street address.
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