Hilo man charged with kidnapping, abuse

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hilo man has been charged with seven offenses related to domestic violence.

On Feb. 12 just after 7 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a domestic violence that took place earlier that day at a residence in Hilo.

Two women, ages 50 and 23, reported being assaulted, threatened and held against their will at the residence they shared with a 38-year-old man.

Police arrested 38-year-old Robert Eaton at the scene without incident.

Eaton was charged Monday with two counts of abuse of a family or household member, two counts of kidnapping, first-degree terroristic threatening and two counts of harassment.

Eaton is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $116,000 pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Feb. 15 in South Hilo District Court.

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