Maui Police Investigate Assault in Kīhei

January 19, 2015, 2:31 PM HST · Updated January 19, 3:58 PM
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MPD file photo.

MPD file photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Maui Police responded to the report of an assault outside of Kahale’s Beach Club in Kīhei on Jan. 17, 2015, at approximately 10 p.m.

Police reported that Jay D. Penn, also known as BJ Penn, was arguing with a Kahului resident, age 37. Police say the argument escalated into a physical altercation. The Kahului resident, who police refer to as “the victim,” sustained injuries and was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center where he was treated and released.

At 10:58 p.m., police took Penn into custody.

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Penn was released pending further investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division on Sunday, Jan. 18, at about 12:18 a.m.

Injuries sustained by the victim and Penn is still under investigation.

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