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Puna woman charged with robbery, assault and terroristic threatening

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Taniamae Faris

Taniamae Faris

A Puna woman is in police custody after being charged with three offenses in connection with a confrontation in August.

On August 25, Puna Patrol officers responded to a 6:52 p.m. report of an affray in progress at a business at 15-2670 Keaʻau-Pāhoa Road in Pāhoa.

A 21-year-old woman reported that an acquaintance had jumped her at her place of business, thrown her to the floor, pulled and cut her hair, nicked her arm with scissors, and threatened further harm. The assailant then fled on foot with the victim’s cell phone.

Police were unable to locate the suspect until Thursday morning (September 26), when they arrested her in Pāhoa. Taniamae Faris, 29, of Pāhoa was taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

At 1:45 p.m. Friday (September 26), detectives charged her with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault and first-degree terroristic threatening. Her bail was set at $37,000. She remains at the cellblock pending her initial court appearance scheduled for Monday (September 29).

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