Kona man charged in assault of two police officers 09-18-13

Hawai´i Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 266
Report No. C13024810



Media Release

Big Island police have charged a 20-year-old Kailua-Kona man in connection with what started as a report of a man with a knife threatening people at a residence on Pumehana Street in Kailua-Kona.

On Sunday (September 15) at approximately 5:13 p. m., Kona Patrol officers responding to the disturbance call, located and arrested the suspect identified as 20-year-old Garrick Scott Simmons of Kailua-Kona. During the arrest Simmons threatened and assaulted two officers. He was taken to the Kona cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section continued the investigation.

During the investigation detectives determined that Simmons entered into the home of an aquaintance, a 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man, and threatened him with a knife. Simmons later illegally entered into the man’s vehicle removing items from within. Simmons fled the area and was located by patrol officers who arrested Simmons.

During the arrest one officer suffered a concussion and sprained knee while a second officer sustained a sprained knee and abrasions. Both officers were later treated and released from the Kona Community Hospital.

On Tuesday (September 17) detectives charged Simmons with two counts of first-degree assaulting a police officer, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest, first-degree burglary, kidnapping and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

Simmons was released from custody after posting $20,500.00 bail.


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