Big Island police have charged 63-year-old Hilo resident Joseph Werner Leong in connection with a confrontation Friday in Hilo.
The charges stemmed from a report police received at approximately 6:20 a.m. Friday. Officers responded to home off Kukuau Street after a 50-year-old Hilo man reported he had been assaulted following a dispute. The suspect allegedly entered the victim’s home and while inside, allegedly assaulted the victim and a 21-year-old Hilo man. Neither victim sustained any injuries during the confrontation, according to the Hawaii Police Department.
At 9 p.m. Friday, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section, after conferring with prosecutors, charged Leong with one count of first-degree burglary, one count of first-degree terroristic threatening, and two counts of harassment. Leong was released from police custody after posting $5,500 bail.