Puna Man Charged After Shots Fired Inside Home Next to Womans Head

A Puna man has been charged with several offenses in connection with the discharge of a firearm in his home.

On Tuesday (June 10), Puna Patrol officers responded to a 4:32 p.m. “drop 911″ call. When they arrived at the home on Orchid Drive in the Ainaloa subdivision, they made contact with a 50-year-old woman, who reported that her husband had brandished a .22-calliber rifle and fired shots next to her head while she was lying in bed.

Leighton Kaai Jr.

Leighton Kaai Jr.

Police arrested 48-year-old Leighton Kaai Jr. and took him to the Hilo police cellblock pending further investigation by the Juvenile Aid Section, which investigates domestic abuse cases.

At 11:45 a.m. Thursday (June 12) detectives charged Kai with first-degree reckless endangering, first-degree terroristic threatening and two firearms offenses. His bail was set at $6,000. He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Friday (June 13).

One Response

  1. Why is his bail only 6k when a burg. suspect’s is $65K? THERE IS SO MUCH INEQUITY IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR WOMEN! Lady please get away from that monster or next time he may not miss or just try to scare you! RUN!

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