08-21-15 Man charged in officer-involved shooting incident

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Captain Robert Wagner
Area I Criminal Investigations Division
Phone: (808) 961-2251
Report No. C15024391


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Mountain View man for several offenses stemming from an incident that occurred on Thursday (August 20), at a residence on Mauna Lani Track Road in Mountain View.

Jomal Ford, M-37, was charged with four counts of Murder in the 1st Degree, and one count of Resist Order to Stop, his bail has been set at $2,001,000.

The charges stem from Ford attempting to run over two Sheriffs and a Police Officer, with the 4th Attempted Murder in the 1st Degree charge involving attempting to kill more than one person.

Ford was initially taken to Hilo Medical Center for his gunshot wound, but was released late Thursday night. He is presently being held at the Hilo Police Cellblock until he is arraigned in court. The Sheriff that was struck by Ford’s vehicle was also treated at Hilo Medical Center and released late Thursday night.

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