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Police seek Hilo man in domestic violence case


A Hilo woman remained in serious condition Tuesday evening at an Oahu hospital following a domestic violence incident that was reported Monday night in Hilo.

The 41-year-old woman reported that between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Monday, she was involved in an argument with her boyfriend, 35-year-old Justin Lee, at their Hilo home, according to the Hawaii County Police Department. As the argument escalated, he allegedly ran over her with a car and then fled on foot.

The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken by private vehicle to Hilo Medical Center and later transferred to a Honolulu hospital for further treatment, according to police. Her condition remains unchanged.

Lee is described as “local,” 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a heavy build, brown eyes and a tan complexion. Lee, who is bald, also has a mole on the left side of his chin and numerous tattoos on the back of his head, neck and arms as well as large words tattooed where his eyebrows should be.

In addition, Lee has three outstanding warrants for his arrest, including a no-bail warrant, according to police.

Anyone with information about this incident or Lee’s whereabouts should call the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Jefferson Grantz at 961-8810 or jgrantz@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.