Big Island Police Charge Former Pahoa Man for Several Offenses in Connection to a Domestic Violence Incident

Police charged a 20-year-old former Pahoa man for several offenses in connection to a domestic violence incident.

Ronsten Keone Andrade III

Yesterday at 8:30 pm, after conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area I, Criminal Investigation Section charged Ronsten Keone Andrade III, also known as Ronsten Andrade Tripp, for two counts of abuse of a family or household member, two counts of felony abuse of a family or household member, one count of second degree terroristic threatening, one count of kidnapping, one count of interference with reporting an emergency or crime, and one count of second degree robbery. Bail for Andrade was set at $101,000.00 and he was scheduled to make his initial court appearance this afternoon.

The incident started in the Hawaiian Beaches Subdivision in Puna where the victim alleges that she was assaulted by Andrade, who also forcibly removed items from the victim, and prevented her from leaving and reporting the incident to police.

The 19 year-old victim declined treatment for non life threatening injuries.

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