A 24-year-old woman was charged with felony offenses after police said she punched a teenage girl, breaking the girl’s tooth, while robbing her of her phone Saturday in Liliha.
Dyanna Lavon Hall, of no local address, was charged with second-degree robbery and two drug offenses, all felony counts. She remained at Oahu Community Correctional Center Wednesday unable to post $25,000 bail and had a preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday.
A police affidavit filed in District Court on Monday said the incident began when a man noticed Hall damage his in-law’s vehicle near Kukui Gardens about 7:45 p.m. Saturday.
The man followed Hall as she walked up to two teen girls and demanded the cellphone from one of the girls. When the girl refused, Hall grabbed the girl’s neck, pushed her down by the throat, and punched her on the right side of her face, breaking the girl’s tooth in half, the report said.
She took the girl’s cellphone and fled on foot on Vineyard Boulevard.
The man and two girls flagged down an officer at Liliha Street and Vineyard.
The officer spotted Hall in the middle of the road in the eastbound lanes and detained her. Officers found the girl’s cellphone tucked into the front of Hall’s purple dress.
Police returned the phone to the girl and arrested Hall for investigation of robbery and criminal property damage.