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11-27-19 Charges filed on four adults and one juvenile after residence affray in Hilo

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area I
Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2252
Report No. 19-093002

Media Release

Big Island detectives have charged four adults and one juvenile with an array of offenses stemming from a large affray at a residence on Monday evening (November 25) in Hilo.

The individuals charged today are identified as Junel Hartman, F-18; Johnny Hartman, M-39; Fritz Hartman, M-30; Nicknas Hartman, M-24; and a 14-year-old male juvenile, all of Hilo.

At about 10:45 p.m., on Monday, officers responded to a report of a large gathering and loud party at a residence on the 1500 block of Kinoole Street. Officers made repeated attempts to disperse the individuals at the party.

Officers attempted to arrest one of the residents, and several other intoxicated individuals at the party aggressively approached officers, attempting to interfere and prevent the officers from completing the arrest of the subject by physically assaulting the officers. Additional officers responded to assist with the large crowd, estimated to be around 40.

During the affray, two officers were subsequently injured, resulting in one officer being transported via ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center Emergency Room, where he was treated for injuries to his jaw and later released. The second officer was treated by medics at the scene.

After conferring with prosecutors, the following individuals were charged for the following offenses:

The four adults charged remain in police custody at the East Hawaiʻi Detention Center in lieu of bail. Their initial court appearance is scheduled for Friday afternoon (November 29). 

Hawai’i Island Police want to remind the public that assaulting a police officer, who is engaged in the performance of duty, is a class C felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.