12-21-16 Hilo assault puts man in the hospital

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C160-333238


Media Release

One man is in custody and another is in the hospital following an assault Monday (December 19) in Hilo.

At 6:59 p.m. Monday, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the 300 block of Kūkūau Street, where they found a 48-year-old Hilo man with serious injuries to his face and head. At 7:12 p.m., officers located the suspect, a 21-year-old acquaintance of the victim, nearby. Chad G. K. Armitage Jr. was arrested and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

The victim was taken to Hilo Medical Center and later transferred to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu, where he remains in serious but stable condition.

At 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (December 20), detectives charged Armitage with first-degree assault. His bail was set at $5,000. He was also processed on a $40,000 bench warrant for an unrelated Maui case.

Armitage remained at the cellblock until his initial court appearance on Wednesday (December 21).

This entry was posted in Media Releases. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.