Kamuela man charged in stalking incident released on bail

Published On: Dec 26 2013 10:50:23 AM HST

John Amina

HILO, Hawaii -

A 55-year-old Kamuela man has been charged with eight offenses in connection with a harassment by stalking incident last week.

Tuesday afternoon, John Amina was charged with first-degree criminal property damage, first-degree terroristic threatening, harassment by stalking, second-degree reckless endangering, reckless driving, promoting a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia and driving without a license.

On Dec. 17, police received several calls reporting that a green sedan was being chased through Waimea town by a green Dodge van. Investigation revealed that the driver of the van attempted to pull over the new boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend to instigate a fight.

The van attempted to block the car and collided with it on several occasions until the victim was able to make his way to the parking lot of the Waimea police station. At that time, the suspect fled in the van.

On Monday, South Kohala patrol officers, who were conducting a seat belt enforcement operation in Waimea, stopped the Amina and arrested him.

He was released from the Kona police cellblock after posting $14,750 bail on Wednesday.

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