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Suspect in Puna death arrested on suspicion of murder

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:27 a.m. HST, Dec 19, 2012

Hawaii County police arrested a 36-year-old Pahoa man Monday in connection with the apparent murder of his landlord in the Nanawale Estates subdivision in Puna.

Jason Russell Jump was arrested without incident in Pahoa. He was being held in the Hilo police cellblock on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Police identified the victim as James V. Johns, 54. His body was found in his home just after 5 p.m. Sunday. Police earlier Sunday had responded to a report of a disturbance at the home.

Police Lt. Greg Esteban said Johns sustained severe head injuries, and said officers recovered what is believed to be the weapon.

Esteban said Johns was Jump’s landlord and lived in a separate building on the property.

Police made identification through fingerprints, Esteban said. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Police will confer with prosecutors today to discuss possible charges.

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kainalu wrote:
A tattoo on his forehead? That ought to be a clue.
on December 17,2012 | 09:59AM
false wrote:
cha ching
on December 17,2012 | 11:23AM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
Let's see, African-American, 6' 2", tattoo of "Jesus" across his forehead. This guy will be in custody within a week, especially if get Crime Stoppers reward money. All the tweakers down there going be fighting for dial 911. That is, if they even know how to dial 911. What is it about Puna that attracts this kind of element?
on December 17,2012 | 12:41PM
allie wrote:
yikes..it is scary in that part of the big island
on December 17,2012 | 02:11PM
squeaky_weal wrote:
Puna is no worse than certain corners on Oahu, or L.A.or small town Conneticut. Drugs, alcohol, ignorance, hate and apathy are universal symptoms of our human condition.
on December 17,2012 | 05:21PM
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