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Police seek Pahoa man who missed court in kidnapping case

Police said Tuesday that they’re seeking a 36-year-old Pahoa man accused of skipping out on a six-figure bail in a case involving several violent felony charges.

Dustin K. Tomono is described as 5 feet, 4 inches tall, about 135 pounds, with a slender build, black hair and brown eyes. He’s known to frequent Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna, police said.

Tomono is charged with kidnapping, carrying a firearm in the commission of a felony, being a felon in possession of a firearm, felony and misdemeanor domestic abuse and two counts each of second-degree assault and first-degree terroristic threatening.

The offenses were allegedly carried out between May 9 and 12 and between July 10 and 24, and the alleged victim is an adult woman.

The two most serious offenses, kidnapping and carrying a firearm in the commission of a felony, are Class A felonies that carry a potential 20-year prison term upon conviction.

Prosecutors allege in the complaint that Tomono is a “persistent offender” and “multiple offender” and subject to extended terms of imprisonment. The complaint cites felony convictions for domestic abuse aggravated by strangulation and second-degree property damage, plus three misdemeanor convictions for domestic abuse and another misdemeanor conviction for violating an order for protection.

According to records, Tomono, who was free on $110,000 bail posted by a bondsman, missed appearances Aug. 6 and 27 and Sept. 3, and is facing a violating terms of release charge for the nonappearances.

Tomono also has active felony burglary and drug possession cases pending.

Anyone with information about Tomono’s whereabouts is asked to call the police nonemergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

Email John Burnett at
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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