Maui Man Arrested on Attempted Murder, Meth Trafficking Charges

June 2, 2014, 1:21 PM HST · Updated June 2, 1:36 PM
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Erath Kaihewalu.

Erath Kaihewalu.

By Maui Now Staff

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

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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.

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