Kona Sex Assault 05/14/99

PHONE: 326-4646
MAY 14, 1999


Police are looking for a male suspect who was stabbed with a screwdriver while trying to sexually assault an adult female early Tuesday (May 11, 1999) along Mamalahoa Highway.

The victim had stopped her car on the highway and got out shortly after midnight when a small compact car pulled up.

A male suspect got out and started sexually assaulting the woman. During the struggle, the woman grabbed a screwdriver, and when the suspect lunged at her, the screwdriver pierced him in the chest. The victim then got into her car and drove away, leaving her assailant lying on the ground.

The suspect is described as a clean-shaven Polynesian male in his late 20s or early 30s, being about six feet tall, weighing 230 to 250 pounds and having a dark complexion and short, curly dark brown to black neck-length hair.

The suspect was driving a light-colored, foreign-made compact car.

Anyone with information about the assault or who the suspect may be is asked to call Officer Theron Manning of the Kona Patrol Division at 326-4646.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.

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