Capt. Cook woman, 22, charged in attempted murder case

Published On: Apr 01 2014 11:39:19 AM HST

Randi-Keli K. Banagan


Big Island detectives have charged a 22-year-old Captain Cook woman for several offenses stemming from the attempted murder of a Kona man.

On Monday at 6:45 p.m., detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged Randi-Keli K. Banagan with attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the second degree, terroristic threatening in the first degree, reckless endangering in the second degree, use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, three counts of place to keep loaded firearm, three counts of loaded firearm on a public highway, place to keep ammunition, two counts of illegal transfer possession of firearms, two counts of permit to acquire firearm, two counts of ownership possession firearm prohibited, promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree, and drug paraphernalia.

Banagan is accused of shooting a 26-year-old Holualoa man last Friday on Waiono Meadows Road.  Police say the man and his girlfriend was walking on the road when they encountered Banagan driving on the road.  Banagan and the man got into a confrontation.  That's when Banagan reportedly shot him with a rifle.

The man was treated and released for his injuries.

Banagan was arrested on Saturday at a residence off Captain Cook Road.

Bail for Banagan was set at $498,000.  She was held at the Kona cellblock pending her initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday.

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