Big Island man facing nine charges

Peter Lopes Jr.

A Big Island man is now facing several charges after an incident on Wednesday night.

Police have charged 45-year-old Peter Lopes Jr. on nine counts including abuse of a household member and leaving the scene of an accident.

His bail has been set at $123,000.

Police say he assaulted a 42-year-old woman at a home in Hawaiian Paradise Park. He then left that house, hit another vehicle, left the scene of that collision then went to a home in Hawaiian beaches where he fired a gun.

As a convicted felon, he’s not allowed to have a firearm or ammunition.

Lopes was arrested yesterday and is due in court on Monday.

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