Puna woman arrested for August assault

Taniamae Faris
Taniamae Faris

A Puna woman is in police custody after being charged with three offenses in connection with a confrontation in August.

On August 25, officers responded to a report of an affray in progress at a business at Pahoa Marketplace.

A 21-year-old woman reported that an acquaintance had jumped her at her place of business, thrown her to the floor, pulled and cut her hair, nicked her arm with scissors, and threatened further harm. The assailant then fled on foot with the victim’s cell phone.

Police were unable to locate the suspect until the morning of September 26, when they arrested her.

29-year-old Taniamae Faris was charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault, and first-degree terroristic threatening.

Her bail was set at $37,000.

Faris remains at the Hilo police cell block pending her initial court appearance scheduled for September 29.

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