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Man Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend Arrested Following Altercation

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Keola Vasconcellos. Photo credit: Maui Police Department.

Keola Vasconcellos. Photo credit: Maui Police Department.

Maui police arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the alleged abuse of his girlfriend following an argument at a Pāʻia home on Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, 2015.

Maui police say Keola Vasconcellos, who has no local address, was arrested at around 9:26 a.m. and charged with one count each of second degree assault and abuse of a family or household member.

According to police reports, the victim, a 45-year-old Pāʻia woman, reported that she was allegedly “stabbed multiple times” by her boyfriend following an argument.

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Officers Eric Grundy, Justin Endo, and Kyle Badayos investigated the complaint by responding to a home located along the Hāna Highway in Pāʻia at around 9:12 a.m.

Police say the woman was transported by medics to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Vasconcellos remained in police custody at last report with bail set at $6,000.

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