Police: Dog bit off woman’s ear after suspect ordered animal to attack

Esteban Dehoyos
Esteban Dehoyos(Hawaii County Police Department)
Published: Apr. 13, 2022 at 7:29 PM HST|Updated: Apr. 13, 2022 at 9:05 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s help to track down a suspect wanted in connection with a violent assault in December.

Authorities said Esteban Dehoyos allegedly went into a home on Kaiwa Street in Pahoa while drunk and assaulted a 28-year-old woman, repeatedly hitting her.

Officials said he then ordered his dog attack her.

Police said the animal tore off the woman’s ear and bit her all over her back.

Dehoyos is wanted for an outstanding warrant totaling $19,000 for assault in the second degree.

He is known to frequent the Hilo and Puna areas and is described as 5-foot-11, 170 pounds with long curly brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hawaii Island police at (808) 961-8300.

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