Big Island Police Looking for 25-Year-Old Man Wanted in Connection with Sexual Assault of Minor

3/1/12 UPDATE:

Big Island police have located 25-year-old Thomas Elijah Cummings IV of Laupāhoehoe, who was being sought.

He was arrested Tuesday afternoon (February 28) in Hāmākua on suspicion of continuous sexual assault of a minor.

After conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section released him Thursday morning (March 1) pending further investigation.

Big Island police are requesting the public’s help in locating a 25-year-old Laupāhoehoe man wanted for questioning in connection with the sexual assault of a minor.

Thomas Elijah Cummings IV

Detectives are seeking Thomas Elijah Cummings IV, who was last known to be living in the Laupāhoehoe Point area. He is described as part-Hawaiian, 5-foot-4, 212 pounds with short black hair, brown eyes, a large build and a fair-to-lightly-tanned complexion.

Detectives with the Juvenile Aid Section are continuing this investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Detective James Gusman at 961-2278 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

2 Responses

  1. Damon get a hold of me I read your short story of the death of my brother I am in the dark here on the mainland. do you have any followups? I am concerned about your volcanoes but wonder if that is where my brother’s Jeep is? find my brother’s killer.. if he had been a slim beautiful white woman, the media would have been all over this.
    but he was just an older man who trusted the wrong folks.

  2. before my brother was killed there in your state, he complained about the gases that he said took his breath away.. then some one stole his jeep and stripped my brother naked and forced fed him booze along with his medications then went to his cabin and stole all his possessions. let the red river run

Feel like saying something about this?