WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The ex-boyfriend of missing Maui pregnant woman Charli Scott was picked up by Maui police Monday on suspicion of allegedly threatening a member of Scott's family, but was arrested and charged for possesion of a deadly weapon.
The Maui Police Department spokesperson says Steven Capobianco has not been officially charged with terroristic threatening, though officers were sent to question him on that accusation when they discovered he was in possession of a deadly weapon. Maui PD confirms he is still in custody.
Maui police sources say Capobianco is under investigation for sending a message through social media to one of Scott's family members implying someone would get hurt.
No word yet if Monday's arrest violates the terms of Capobianco's release. He was arrested on felony theft and burglary charges in May. Capobianco is accused of breaking into a Haiku 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 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.
More than four months since Scott disappeared, Maui Police have no new leads.