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2 suspects charged in violent Hawaii Island home invasion

Police arrested 23-year-old Jerome Kahoalii-Heath and 27-year-old Ioane Asagra on Wednesday.
Police arrested 23-year-old Jerome Kahoalii-Heath and 27-year-old Ioane Asagra on Wednesday.(Hawaii Island Police)
Updated: Jan. 4, 2021 at 4:31 PM HST
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KONA, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island Police have now charged two men after a violent home invasion in South Kona.

It happened two days after Christmas around 1 p.m. Police arrested 23-year-old Jerome Kahoalii-Heath and 27-year-old Ioane Asagra on Wednesday.

They face a slew of burglary, robbery, terroristic threatening and other charges.

They say the two struck three people in the head with a weapon after they forced their way into a home, demanding drugs and money.  

Officers arrested Kahoalii-Heath and another woman in a stolen vehicle following a pursuit and crash on Lako Street, while Asagra turned himself in shortly thereafter.

An AR-15 and semi-automatic pistol were also recovered.

Both are being held on $500,000 bail each. An investigation is ongoing.

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