Hawaii man arrested after two-state crime spree

(Image: Victor Valley News)
(Image: Victor Valley News)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 34-year-old man arrested after a crime spree in Nevada and Southern California has Hawaii ties.

Kevin Kealoha has been wanted by Maui police since April.

On Thursday, he was arrested after multiple carjackings.

He led deputies on a high speed chase through the city and rammed into a marked police car before he was nabbed.

Investigators also say Kealoha fired several shots at a woman and her 11-year-old daughter earlier in the day at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas campus. The shooting may have stemmed from a road rage incident.

No one was hurt.

Kealoha now faces numerous charges including carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest.

In April, Maui police put out an alert on Kealoha, asking for the public's help in finding him. Court records show there was an outstanding bench warrant for him.

He also has a lengthy criminal record, with convictions for felony theft and fraud, forgery.

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