Maui News

Maui Man Arrested on Attempted Murder, Meth Trafficking Charges

Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

Erath Kaihewalu.

Erath Kaihewalu.

By Maui Now Staff

A man was arrested on Maui for attempted murder and multiple drug charges including methamphetamine trafficking.

Maui police say Erath Kaihewalu, 21, of Wailuku was arrested and charged at 5:26 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, for an outstanding indictment warrant for the following charges:

  • First-degree attempted murder;
  • First-degree methamphetamine trafficking – 3 counts;
  • Third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug;
  • Second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug; and
  • Prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia, 2 counts.

Maui Police Department Sergeant Audra Sellers said Kaihewalu was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail at last report.

Police did not elaborate on the reason for the attempted murder charge, or the circumstances behind the drug allegations.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Mahalo for Subscribing
Make the most of your Maui vacation with these top-rated activities: Maui Top 20: Maui Visitor & Tourism Information


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments