Ex-boyfriend of missing Maui woman arrested again

Ex-boyfriend of missing Maui woman arrested again

WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - More than three months since missing pregnant woman Charli Scott disappeared, Maui Police have no new leads -- but the main person of interest in the ongoing murder investigation was arrested Thursday on unrelated charges.

Scott's ex boyfriend, Steven Capobianco, was on his way into Maui District Court on Thursday morning for a hearing related to a burglary arrest in April,  when he was arrested again -- this time on felony charges.

Capobianco was set to enter a plea in connection with a theft that happened last year in Haiku, but Sheriff's Deputies stopped and arrested him as he was entering the courthouse.

Prosecutors dismissed the initial charges against Capobianco, and re-filed felony charges instead in Circuit Court.

Capobianco is accused of breaking into a home on Eono Place last September and stealing jewelry, a laptop and a desktop computer.  He is also suspected of slashing a vehicle's tires before leaving.

Capobianco is being held on a $25,000 bond and at this time, has not yet posted bail.

Capobianco was the last person to see Charli Scott on February 9, 2014.  He told Hawaii News Now that his car broke down near Keanae and Scott picked him up and took him home.  Volunteers later found some of Scott's clothes at an area off the Hana Highway nearby.  Police sources say they also recovered blood, a tooth and a bone.

Maui police have called Capobianco a person of interest in the Scott case, but there are no suspects.

Detectives re-classified Scott's disappearance as a murder in March.

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