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Big Isle man charged in alleged attempt to kill police officer

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:28 a.m. HST, Dec 22, 2013

Hawaii County police have charged a 58-year-old Keaau man with attempted first-degree murder and numerous other charges.

Police were called at 4:42 p.m. Thursday for a disturbance at the Aulii Street home of Joseph Feliciano, who, police said, was wielding two-edged weapons when they arrived.

Feliciano, wanted for a separate assault Wednesday, refused to comply with police and allegedly threw a weapon at an officer, who avoided getting hit.

Police arrested Feliciano at 5:20 p.m. on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, resisting arrest, second-degree assault and two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening.

He was treated for minor injuries at Hilo Medical Center and released.

Police charged Feliciano with attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree attempted assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

Police also charged him with first-degree assault and abuse of a family or household member for allegedly hitting a 48-year-old woman in the face during a domestic argument Wednesday at their Keaau home.

The woman declined treatment, police said.

Feliciano's bail was set at $558,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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cojef wrote:
Unfortunately this individual still has remnants of stone-age mentality within his thinking processes.
on December 21,2013 | 03:38PM
sak wrote:
He's just lucky the police didn't just blast him away like14-20 times, in fear for their lives. Talk about control of discharging their weapons!
on December 21,2013 | 05:23PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Big Island Police show a lot of restraint not using their guns....here in Honolulu the police probably would have unloaded a full magazine into this guy....
on December 21,2013 | 10:54PM
joseph007 wrote:
funny, when you beat, attack, rape a "regular" citizen, you're released on your own recognizance, when you just hit a police officer or politician you're in with a huge bail. Justice is blind and prejudiced.
on December 22,2013 | 06:05AM
WKAMA wrote:
Give credit to Big Island police for not killing the guy. Here in LA the cops are so trigger happy they unloaded over 20 shots at a guy a few days ago even when the guy had his hands up.
on December 22,2013 | 08:30AM
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