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Puna stabbing (update) 04-20-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C12010616


Media Release (update)

Big Island police have charged a 43-year-old man who was arrested Wednesday (April 18) in connection with a stabbing incident in Kāpoho.

Jeffrey Robert Perkins of Kāpoho was charged at 11:45 a.m. Friday morning (April 20) with one count of first-degree assault and seven counts of second-degree assault. His bail was set at $19,000.

Late Wednesday night, Puna patrol officers responded to a home near the 7-mile marker on Route 132, where they discovered a 28-year-old Kāpoho man with a severe head wound and lacerations, a 25-year-old Kāpoho woman with a severe laceration to her upper body, and a 45-year-old Kāpoho woman with a minor injury being treated by Fire Department rescue personnel.

The 28-year-old and 25-year-old were taken to Hilo Medical Center and underwent surgery. Both were both released from the hospital Friday.