Big Island police have identified a man wanted for questioning in connection with a stabbing last week in Kailua-Kona.
Police are looking for 29-year-old Tommy Eugan Howard. He is described as African-American with black hair and brown eyes. He may wear contact lenses that alter his eye color. He has a tattoo of a chain of musical notes that runs from his left shoulder down along his left arm. He sometimes goes by the names Casino, Tommy Washington and Cesar Waltz.
He is also wanted by the Washington State Department of Corrections for failure to register as a sex offender.
Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, Ext. 238 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.
At 1:25 p.m. on May 22, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a stabbing at Laʻaloa Beach Park—also known as White Sands Beach—on Aliʻi Drive. The victim, a 39-year-old Ocean View man, had reportedly been at the park with family members when he got into a verbal dispute with another man. The other man reportedly stabbed him in the side of the neck and then fled in a white Jeep.
The victim was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.