4 involved in Puna stabbing, 2 hospitalized

Jeffrey Robert Perkins
Jeffrey Robert Perkins

PUNA, Big Island (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police are investigating a stabbing that involved four people; two of them were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police say it happened Wednesday around 11 p.m. at a home near the 7-mile marker on Route 132 in Kapoho. When officers arrived they discovered a 28-year-old Kapoho man with a severe head wound and lacerations, a 25 -year-old Kapoho woman with a severe laceration to her upper body, and a 45-year-old Kapoho woman with a minor injury.

The 28-year-old and 25-year-old were taken to Hilo Medical Center.  The 28-year-old man's injuries were potentially life-threatening, he and the 25-year-old woman underwent surgery and both are listed in serious condition.

Police arrested Jeffrey Robert Perkins, 43, of Kapoho on suspicion of one count of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. He is being held in the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case contact Detective Norbert Serrao by phone at 961-2383 or by email at nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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