A 54-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly slashed a man’s neck at a grocery store in Haleiwa.
John F. Mayhew was charged today with second-degree attempted murder. His bail is set at $100,000.
Police said Mayhew attacked Jerry Pedro, 52, at Malama Market Tuesday afternoon. Paramedics transported Pedro, an assistant manager at the grocery store, to a hospital in serious condition. He underwent surgery and has since been upgraded to stable condition.
Police arrested Mayhew shortly after the attack. Employees at neighboring businesses said he is homeless.
Mayhew has an extensive criminal record that includes terroristic threatening, harassment, abuse of a family or household member, assault, assault of a police officer, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.