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Ka’u attempted murder (update No. 3) 12-12-08

Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Division, Area II
Captain Paul Kealoha
Phone: 326-4646, Ext.263
December 12, 2008
Report No. C08032312

Hartz mug shot

Anthony Hartz
…indicted for attempted murder and terroristic threatening

Media Release (update No. 3)

A Big Island grand jury has indicted a 34-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man in connection with an attempted murder in Ka’u on October 26.

The grand jury indicted Anthony Hartz on Monday (December 8) on one count of attempted murder and one count of terroristic threatening. Police arrested Hartz on Thursday (December 11) on the strength of a bench warrant issued by the Honorable Judge Elizabeth Strance. His bail was set at $50,000.

Police originally arrested Hartz on October 28 and charged him on October 29. Hartz is accused of intentionally driving a sports-utility vehicle into 33-year-old Isaac Couchie of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates while Couchie was on a motorcycle.

Because of delays during a preliminary hearing in District Court, prosecutors took the case to the grand jury.