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Big Island woman charged with attempted murder after standoff

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    Britney Wolf

Hawaii County police charged today a 28-year-old woman with attempted murder for shooting at her 65-year-old landlord, who tried to evict her and her 27-year-old husband from a Hawi property on Monday.

Britney Wolf was charged with one count of first-degree attempted murder, fourth-degree criminal property damage, use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and two counts of first-degree reckless endangering.

Her bail was set at $303,000.

Police also charged her husband, Lucas Wolf, with second-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree reckless endangering and failure to register and obtain a permit for a firearm.

His bail was set at $26,000.

Officers responded at 9:45 a.m. Monday to a report of a gunshot fired on Alaalae Road in Hawi.

When the landlord tried to evict the couple, they acted aggressively toward him, police said. When he retreated, Britney Wolf fired a single shot, but did not injure the landlord.

Responding officers found Lucas Wolf on foot and arrested him on suspicion of second-degree terroristic threatening.

They found Britney Wolf in a parked vehicle and she refused to come out.

Crisis negogiators established communication with her while she remained in the vehicle.

She fired two more gunshots, damaging a police armored vehicle, police said.

Britney Wolf surrendered at 5:11 p.m. and was arrested on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening.

Police recovered from her vehicle a shotgun, rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, spent ammunition casings and several rounds of unspent ammunition.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 935-3311 or email Detective Jerome Manuel or call him at 326-4646 ext. 262.

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