01-28-16 Resort stabbing (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C16002815


Media Release (update)

A South Korean man has been charged with three offenses in connection with a domestic dispute and a stabbing Wednesday (January 27) at a resort along the South Kohala coast.

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday (January 28), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged 59-year-old Kyoung Sun Yoo of Yuseong Gu, South Korea, with first-degree assault, first-degree terroristic threatening and abuse of a family/household member. His bail was set at $8,000.

Yoo is being held at the Kona police cellblock. Unless he posts bail, he will make his initial court appearance Friday (January 29).

The stabbing victim, a 52-year-old South Korean man, remains at North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital in stable condition after being treated for puncture wounds to his chest and thigh.

The abuse victim, a 52-year-old South Korean woman, was treated for a head injury at the hospital Wednesday and then released.

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