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McCully man allegedly assaults man while out on bail

By Gregg K. Kakesako

LAST UPDATED: 04:12 p.m. HST, May 16, 2013

A 24-year-old McCully man accused of trying to set a man on fire at a McCully restaurant Saturday allegedly assaulted another man while out on bail Wednesday.

Jamal Morris, who listed an Alexander Street address, was arrested at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday two blocks away from where Saturday’s attack occurred, according to police. Police did not release details on the Wednesday attack.

The victim's mother said that her son offered to give the suspect a ride and, while the car was still running near King Street and University Avenue, the man attacked her son. She said her son wasn't able to move as he was trapped by his seat belt.

Morris, at the time of the latest alleged assault, had posted $2,000 bail. He was supposed be in District Court at 1:30 p.m. for his arraignment Wednesday to enter a plea on Saturday’s charge. He had been charged with second-degree terroristic threatening after he allegedly doused a 37-year-old man with a flammable fluid, police said.

Morris failed to show, his bail was revoked and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

No charges gave been filed in Wednesday’s attack and Morris was still in custody.

In a police affidavit filed in District Court this week, the victim told police he was playing drums at Da Spot restaurant on South King Street at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday when the suspect approached him and began pouring liquid on his head and body.

A witness told police that said: “I’m gonna get you on fire” as the suspect tried to light the liquid with a lighter.

Another witness said she heard Morris say: “I got you; I’m going to kill you,” according to the court document.

A third witness told police Morris also said: “You did magic on me,” according to the court document.

A bottle of Grey Goose vodka was recovered at the scene with a quarter of its contents remaining along with a yellow lighter.

The victim did not require treatment by city paramedics.

The victim told police that he didn't know why the suspect approached him. No motive was given for the attack.

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kailuabred wrote:
$2000 bail for trying to set someone on fire? Really?
on May 16,2013 | 09:04AM
saveparadise wrote:
Bookem and release em Danno! Insanity continues!
on May 16,2013 | 09:52AM
AlexandriaB wrote:
The fire assault was attempted murder, pure & simple. I totally agree with you and the others, that the court (judge) failed miserably. It's becoming very scary out there, VERY scary, and unfortunately for US, we can't rely on the courts to protect us from complete nut-cases like this guy.
on May 16,2013 | 12:02PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Another wack case imagining himself as The Rock. It all comes down to they're angry at mommy and daddy for not being there for them. Hug your kids folks.
on May 16,2013 | 12:36PM
Skyler wrote:
Something's clearly wrong with our 'justice' system... feel bad for the victims. The 2nd one looked pretty bad (pic was on khon2.com) after this iDioT tried to pluck out his eyeballs...
on May 16,2013 | 12:16PM
Michele007 wrote:
What the hell was he doing out on bail ??
on May 16,2013 | 09:06AM
aomohoa wrote:
My question exactly!
on May 16,2013 | 09:31AM
allie wrote:
agree but this is just way too common out here. Our very weak courts hurt the public
on May 16,2013 | 09:48AM
kainalu wrote:
Dangerous town side.
on May 16,2013 | 01:10PM
lowtone123 wrote:
What do you mean "our"? By the way, what are you still doing here?
on May 16,2013 | 02:53PM
allie wrote:
mean! I do not graduate until December!
on May 16,2013 | 03:14PM
IAmSane wrote:
Maybe you should go to summer school, so you can graduate faster. Just a suggestion.
on May 16,2013 | 04:24PM
loquaciousone wrote:
That is outrageous! He used Grey Goose?
on May 16,2013 | 09:07AM
SueH wrote:
What a waste of perfectly good vodka! That's alcohol abuse!
on May 16,2013 | 10:24AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Get a rope.
on May 16,2013 | 11:13AM
kainalu wrote:
The OTHER guy he allegedly attacked while out on bail is pretty messed up - bite marks on his face and head, along with other bruising around his face and swollen eyes.
on May 16,2013 | 09:17AM
Anonymous wrote:
Scary! Then they lock people up for stupid stuff.
on May 16,2013 | 02:12PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Candidate for mug shot of the year.
on May 16,2013 | 09:18AM
allie wrote:
Make Kirk hire him to clean out the occupiers ruining our public parks. One look at him and the mainland activists will fee.
on May 16,2013 | 09:48AM
copperwire9 wrote:
Oh yeah, allie, very helpful comment. Uh-huh.
on May 16,2013 | 12:36PM
Sunny wrote:
He was arrested again and given a $1,000 bail! Ridiculous!
on May 16,2013 | 09:19AM
olos73 wrote:
Yeah, second offense in less than a week and his bail is lower than the first offense. No make sense.
on May 16,2013 | 10:14AM
entrkn wrote:
another shining example of Hawaii's crack system of justice
on May 16,2013 | 09:20AM
Usagi336 wrote:
on May 16,2013 | 09:23AM
boshio wrote:
Com'n this guy should never have been on the streets in the first place. Whats with our laws that is suppose to protect public safety? Lock this guy up already and ship him out to his home state.
on May 16,2013 | 09:24AM
tiwtsfm wrote:
on May 16,2013 | 09:31AM
aomohoa wrote:
This is one mean looking dude!
on May 16,2013 | 09:32AM
ftaele83 wrote:
what a waste of a perfectly full bottle of Grey Goose
on May 16,2013 | 09:46AM
gsc wrote:
Yikes he looks PAPULE ..
on May 16,2013 | 09:46AM
Waipahunokaoi wrote:
The courts won't do a thing until he kills someone and even then......................
on May 16,2013 | 09:52AM
rayhawaii wrote:
Cute little kids grow up to be like that, how come?
on May 16,2013 | 09:53AM
patk wrote:
Because of worthless trash parents. Both his parents should be hung until dead.
on May 16,2013 | 01:27PM
Mei mei wrote:
some people are just plain Heathens - exhibit A
on May 16,2013 | 10:06AM
peanutgallery wrote:
This punk should have been held without bail after FTA. Our courts are in kaos.
on May 16,2013 | 10:11AM
bluespop wrote:
My prediction, which I hope doesn't come true: Not guilty by reason of insanity. Sent to Kaneohe State Hospital. Eventually deemed "well" and released. Goes off meds and perpetrates more violence.
on May 16,2013 | 10:17AM
false wrote:
They should put him the a cell with the guy who beat the elderly inmate. It might just interesting. Both lolo's.
on May 16,2013 | 10:46AM
primo1 wrote:
Better yet, make him Stangel's cellmate...
on May 16,2013 | 03:18PM
PCWarrior wrote:
Man what a waste of Grey Goose...
on May 16,2013 | 10:48AM
McB0B wrote:
Sometimes you wonder if the criminal justice system is more concerned with job security than public safety.
on May 16,2013 | 10:52AM
echo808 wrote:
Another good reason for concealed carry....
on May 16,2013 | 10:58AM
ezridah wrote:
having a bad face day ?
on May 16,2013 | 11:07AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Seems the two major conclusions are:

1--The criminal justice system needs some repair.

2--The waste of Grey Goose should be a capital offense.

on May 16,2013 | 11:15AM
Mythman wrote:
on May 16,2013 | 11:37AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
I recommend Tiffany's sterling 200 ml flask with a leather wrap.
on May 16,2013 | 12:39PM
loquaciousone wrote:
I like the high end Tiffany's stuff -- plastic cups.
on May 16,2013 | 12:54PM
50skane wrote:
About as mental as they come by the looks of it.
on May 16,2013 | 11:44AM
HD36 wrote:
Never should of let this monkey out of the cage.
on May 16,2013 | 11:48AM
Grimbold wrote:
Elimination is the right way to deal with such creatures,and not allowing a whacky judge to decide such stuff..
on May 16,2013 | 02:55PM
control wrote:
Reminds me of Clubber Lang (sans mohawk)
on May 16,2013 | 12:06PM
ryan02 wrote:
The SA should tell us the name of the judge. This reminds me of the stupid decisions Judge Town would make, bending over backwards to help criminals any way he could. But Town was forced to retire because he turned 70 years old (praise Jesus for that provision in the constitution!). I'd like to know which of our current judges makes these kind of hair-brained decisions. And also the name of the deputy prosecutor who thinks trying to set someone on fire is only 2nd-degree terroristic threatening. I mean come on, the judge and deputy prosecutor are public officials - the public has a right to know.
on May 16,2013 | 12:22PM
bumba wrote:
He's no "McCully" man, that low life is from the mainland. Give'em some craks and send him back.
on May 16,2013 | 12:44PM
rytsuru wrote:
It is really sad...when I used to go on vacation I thought how nice it would be to get back to Hawaii...now I am wondering why return to a place where the mugshots of these felons look like they want to spit on the rest of society.
on May 16,2013 | 12:58PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Dangerous town side.
on May 16,2013 | 01:05PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Dangerous town side/
on May 16,2013 | 01:05PM
loquaciousone wrote:
You think he might qualify as next week Hottie of the Week?
on May 16,2013 | 01:09PM
loquaciousone wrote:
You think he might qualify as next week Hottie of the Week?
on May 16,2013 | 01:09PM
ezridah wrote:
yeah...in OCCC
on May 16,2013 | 02:39PM
McCully wrote:
I wonder how he got the money for bail? Was that you dog who bailed him out?
on May 16,2013 | 01:42PM
myviewofthings wrote:
he is local hes's from nanakuli
on May 16,2013 | 02:09PM
kolekole wrote:
Another defective Android.
on May 16,2013 | 02:28PM
ezridah wrote:
Mistah T's misguided son.....that look will get you far in OCCC !!
on May 16,2013 | 02:37PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Will you look at this guy?! He's like a joke!
on May 16,2013 | 02:43PM
kailua000 wrote:
OMG gotta love Hawaii justice system.
on May 16,2013 | 03:03PM
ejkorvette wrote:
on May 16,2013 | 04:15PM
sak wrote:
But He nice Boy!
on May 16,2013 | 04:18PM
false wrote:
Are these before and after pictures? He does look like a nice boy though.
on May 16,2013 | 04:32PM
pakeheat wrote:
Nope, Jekyll and Hyde?
on May 16,2013 | 05:04PM
HD36 wrote:
Wonder if he graduated from a private high school?
on May 16,2013 | 05:33PM
HD36 wrote:
Meth dealer and user I bet. Paranoid, delusional, schizophrenic.
on May 16,2013 | 06:35PM
soundofreason wrote:
"Morris, at the time of the latest alleged assault, had posted $2,000 bail. ">>>>$2,000 bail is $200 in cash. Yes, by all means, get those dangerous people out among us just as soon as possible...............judge.
on May 16,2013 | 06:27PM
busthalfnut wrote:
What judge thought lighting a guy on fire was worth only $2,000? That judge needs to go.
on May 16,2013 | 06:30PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Dangerous town side. And goofy to boot
on May 16,2013 | 07:32PM
twitter6 wrote:
send him back to the zoo
on May 16,2013 | 09:34PM
sailfish1 wrote:
We should lock him up with the judge who let him out with a $2,000 bail.
on May 16,2013 | 09:58PM
hikine wrote:
So let me get this, he tries to kill someone, gets arrested, got bailed and does the same. $2k bail, really?!? Insane! BTW he has good taste with Grey Goose vodka.
on May 17,2013 | 01:16AM
Mythman wrote:
What's the "update" - it's the same story as the day before?
on May 17,2013 | 03:28AM
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