9-14-23 Puna Woman Charged with Second-Degree Assault and Abuse of Family Household Member

Hawai‘i Police Department
Area I Juvenile Aid Section
Lieutenant Robert P. Pauole
Phone: (808) 961-2254
Report No.: 23-087440

Media Release

Hawai’i Island police have arrested and charged 31-year-old Chelsey Kawehianalani Lewis, of Kea‘au, following a domestic-related incident reported just after 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, in Kea‘au.

Responding to 24th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision for a reported  active domestic dispute, Puna patrol officers determined that Lewis was involved in a verbal argument with a 26-year-old male within a vehicle on the roadway. Lewis struck the victim twice with a closed fist to the left side of his face causing injury. The victim then exited the vehicle to get away from Lewis, upon which time she rapidly accelerated the vehicle and clipped him on his left hip. She then reversed quickly and pinned the victim against a metal fence with the vehicle.

Lewis left the immediate area and was stopped by patrol officers a few hundred feet away from the scene. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment. 

After conferring with the County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday afternoon, September 13, Area I Juvenile Aid Section detectives charged Lewis with second-degree assault and abuse of a family household member. Her bail was set at $3,000.

Lewis will make her initial court appearance on Thursday afternoon, September 14, 2023, in Hilo District Court.

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