HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 28-year-old man accused of going on a stabbing spree early Friday morning in the Hilo area has been charged.
South Hilo Patrol officers arrested Varaha Mims on Saturday for first-degree attempted murder, two counts of second-degree attempted murder, two counts of second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal property damage, first-degree burglary and third-degree promoting a detrimental drug.
His bail is set at $500,000. He remains in custody at the Hilo police cellblock.
The stabbing incident occurred shortly after midnight on Friday morning. South Hilo Patrol officers responded to 168 Keawe Street and found a 28-year-old Pāhoa man and a 27-year-old Hilo woman with stab wounds. Varaha Mims had reportedly stabbed them outside a bar, damaged a car and then fled on foot toward the Wainaku area.
Minutes after police arrived at the scene, they received additional calls reporting a stabbing at a residence on the 300 block of Ohai Street in the Wainaku area. Responding officers found a 49-year-old man with multiple stab wounds. Police located Mims around 7:36 a.m. at the home of a Hilo acquaintance and arrested him.