Man indicted in connection with assault of police officers


A 20-year-old Kailua-Kona man has been indicted in connection with allegedly assaulting two police officers on Sept. 18 at a Kona residence.

Garrick Scott Simmons was indicted Oct. 15 on two counts of first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, first-degree terroristic threatening against a public servant, resisting arrest, first-degree terroristic threatening with the use of a dangerous instrument, first-degree burglary, kidnapping, first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, third-degree assault and fourth-degree theft, according to 3rd Circuit Court records.

A bench warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to court records.

Simmons was arrested Sept. 15 after Hawaii County Police Department officers responded to a report of a man threatening people with a knife at a home on Pumehana Street in Kailua-Kona, according to police. He allegedly threatened a 21-year-old Kailua-Kona man, identified as an acquaintance of Simmons, and also entered the man’s vehicle and removed items.

During the arrest, Simmons allegedly threatened and assaulted two HPD officers. One of the officers suffered a concussion and sprained knee while the other suffered a sprained knee and abrasions.

He was subsequently charged with the same offenses on which he was indicted. He was later released after posting $20,500 bail.