Hawi Firefighter Suffers Head Wounds, Assault Suspect Charged

December 28, 2011, 11:00 AM HST · Updated December 28, 11:32 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Dylan Trumpy, photo courtesy Hawaii Police Department.

A firefighter was treated for head injuries after allegedly being attacked by a disorderly man at the Hawi Fire Station on Tuesday morning.

Hawaii Island police say the 49-year-old firefighter was stabbed in the head multiple times with a ball point pen and was bleeding profusely when responding officers arrived.

The suspect, Dylan Trumpy, 29, of Hawi, remained in custody at the Kona police cell block  today where he was being held in lieu of $4,000 bail, pending his initial court appearance.

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Trumpy was charged today with second-degree assault and first-degree terroristic threatening.

North Kohala police, responding to the call for help at around 9:15 a.m., on December 27, 2011, observed the two men struggling on the floor of the firehouse driveway.

According to police reports, officers received information that Trumpy had driven to the station and become disorderly and aggressive while demanding information and names of Fire Department personnel.  He reportedly attacked the firefighter after being asked to leave the station due to his behavior, police said.

Hawaii Island Police, file photo by Wendy Osher.

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According to police reports, the firefighter was treated and released from the Kohala Hospital for his injuries, which also included abrasions to the face and body.

Trumpy was being held pending further investigation by detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section.

***Supporting information courtesy Hawaii Island Police.

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