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Hawaii County police capture ‘dangerous’ fugitive


    Ronald Joseph Kong

Hawaii County police captured a fugitive, described as “extremely dangerous,” who was wanted in connection with terroristic threatening and assault cases.

Police arrested Ronald Joseph Kong, 33, at an Ainaloa home in Puna at about 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

He had been wanted in connection with several cases including abuse of a family member; first-degree terroristic threatening; first-degree unlawful imprisonment; second-degree assault; 18 firearms charges including possession of a sawed-off shotgun and a rifle with a silencer; two explosives- or bomb-related charges; first-degree burglary, second-degree theft and drug violations.

Police had been looking for the Mountain View man since at least Jan. 11, when they issued a news release seeking information on his whereabouts.

Police almost captured him on Jan. 12, when officers pulled over a stolen pickup truck in Mountain View near Kukui Camp Road. But Kong fled on foot into a forested area.

Police said Kong is a suspect in additional cases that came to light following the execution of search warrants on a stolen vehicle and a backpack.

Kong was being held in the police station cellblock pending further investigation.

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