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Puna stabbing 04-19-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C12010616

 

Media Release

Big Island police are investigating a stabbing incident involving four people that resulted in two of them being sent to the hospital with serious injuries.

Responding to an 11:11 p.m. call Wednesday (April 18) at a home near the 7-mile marker on Route 132 in Kāpoho, arriving officers discovered a 28-year-old Kāpoho man with a severe head wound and lacerations, a 25 -year-old Kāpoho woman with a severe laceration to her upper body, and a 45-year-old Kāpoho woman with a minor injury being treated by Fire Department rescue personnel.

The 28-year-old and 25-year-old were taken to Hilo Medical Center. Although the 28-year-old man’s injuries were potentially life-threatening, he and the 25-year-old woman underwent surgery and both are listed in serious condition.

Police arrested Jeffrey Robert Perkins, 43 of Kāpoho on suspicion of one count of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. He is being held in the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case contact Detective Norbert Serrao by phone at 961-2383 or by email at nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.