A Pāhoa man has been charged with two offenses in connection with an assault on a man in a wheelchair.
In response to a 10:46 a.m. call on June 7, police determined that a 57-year-old man had been assaulted in Pāhoa Town at 1:16 a.m. The victim, who uses a wheelchair, has no permanent address but frequents the Pāhoa Town area.
Investigation led to the identity of the suspect as 35-year-old Christopher Mohrlang of Pāhoa.
Friday morning (June 17), Mohrlang turned himself in to police at the Pāhoa police station. He was charged with two counts of third-degree assault and then released from police custody after posting $1,000 bail.