Arrest Made in Orchidland Domestic Incident

A 53-year-old man Puna man was arrested for several offenses stemming from a domestic incident that occurred in Puna on Monday.

The Hawai`i Police Department reports that at 2:54 p.m., Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a physical domestic incident involving a male and an injured female at a Melekule Street residence in the Orchidland Subdivision.

Officers arrived and located a 51-year-old female with injuries to her hand and jaw, informing police that she was assaulted by her spouse. The victim also reported that he had fired a gun at her as she ran from the residence. The victim was not injured by the shots and refused medical treatment.

The suspect, identified as Rick Bowen of Puna, was taken into custody without incident.

Detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section are continuing this investigation, and the residence has been secured pending the execution of a search warrant.

Bowen remains in custody at the police cellblock while detectives continue the investigation. Detectives are investigating this case as attempted murder.

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