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Puna man charged with assaulting neighbor on Hawaii island

  • HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENTKiel Brende was charged in the assault of his neighbor in Waa Waa, Hawaii.
    Kiel Brende was charged in the assault of his neighbor in Waa Waa, Hawaii.

A Puna man has been charged with assault after his neighbor went to the hospital with substantial injuries to his face and body Sunday, Hawaii County police said.

Detectives charged Kiel Brende, 28, of Waa Waa, with second-degree assault. His bail was set at $10,000.

At 2:49 a.m. Monday, patrol officers went to Hilo Medical Center, where a 47-year-old man was being treated for injuries reportedly inflicted by his neighbor at the victim’s Waa Waa home on Pakala Road shortly before midnight Sunday. Police then arrested Brende on Monday.

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