Arrest made in Kona assault


Big Island police have charged a second man in connection with a Nov. 26 robbery in a parking lot at Alii Sunset Plaza in Kailua-Kona.

Alexander Miller, 21, of Kailua-Kona, was charged Monday with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and third-degree theft, according to police. His bail was set at $15,500.

The charges stem from a Nov. 26 report by a 26-year-old Kealakekua man that after he met a local man at a bar, the man took him to the northwest corner of the parking lot to meet with five or six males, according to police. They allegedly punched and kicked the victim and stole his backpack before fleeing on foot.

The victim was treated at Kona Community Hospital for a fractured jaw and minor cuts and scrapes, according to police.

Police continue to ask for help from anyone who witnessed the attack or saw the victim talking with a local male in the Coconut Grove Marketplace area. The victim was wearing shorts and a striped tank top and was carrying a backpack.

Anyone with any information about this case should call Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, ext. 238. 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.