03-31-20 Puna man arrested in domestic incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Lieutenant Sandor Finkey
Juvenile Aid Section, Area I
Report No.20-025552
Phone: (808) 961-2254

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Police have arrested a 53-year-old man Puna man for several offenses stemming from a domestic incident that occurred in Puna yesterday (March 30).

 At 2:54 p.m., Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a physical domestic incident involving a male and an injured female at a Melekule Street residence in the Orchidland Subdivision. Officers arrived and located a 51-year-old female with injuries to her hand and jaw informing police that she was assaulted by her spouse. The victim also reported that he had fired a gun at her as she ran from the residence. The victim was not injured by the shots and refused medical treatment. The suspect who is identified as 53-y,ear-old Rick Bowen of Puna was taken into custody without incident.

Detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section are continuing this investigation and the residence has been secured pending the execution of a search warrant.

Bowen remains in custody at the police cellblock while detectives continue the investigation. Detectives are investigating this case as attempted murder.

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