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Posted: Thursday, July 24th, 2014 12:12 PM HST

Man charged in Monday kidnapping-chase

By 67AM KPUA News

A 38-year-old Pahoa man has been charged with thirteen offenses including three counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with a Monday kidnapping and car chase that ended with shots being fired by pursuing officers he allegedly tried to run down.

Riley Jason Asuncion was also charged on Wednesday with kidnapping, terroristic threatening, assault and various motor vehicle offenses. Officers investigating a reported domestic dispute say Asuncion commandeered a 30-year-old womans SUV and led them on a chase that ended off Stainback Highway, where one of the officers fired three shots, with one hitting the suspect.

Asuncion is being held at the Hilo police cellblock on $1.5 million bail pending todays initial court appearance.



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