Man, woman indicted in Hawi standoff case

  • Britany Wolf

KAILUA-KONA — A woman faces an additional charge of attempted murder after a grand jury handed down an indictment in the case of a reported standoff last month in Hawi.

In addition to 14 other charges, Britany C. Wolf, 28, is now charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder of a law enforcement officer in connection with the Jan. 22 incident off Alaalae Road.


Her husband, Lucas R. Wolf, also is included in the indictment but not charged with attempted murder. He faces a total of 15 charges.

The indictment, handed down Feb. 12 by a Kona grand jury, moves the case to Circuit Court. The two are scheduled to enter pleas during an arraignment hearing this morning.

They both face one count each of first-degree reckless endangering, first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree terroristic threatening and three counts each of registration mandatory and permits to acquire violations, according to the indictment.

In addition to those and the two first-degree attempted murder charges, Britany Wolf was indicted on one count each of first-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-three degree criminal property damage and two counts of first-degree reckless endangering, according to the indictment.

Both remain in custody at Hawaii Community Correctional Center. Bail remains unchanged, with Lucas Wolf’s set at $26,000 and Britany Wolf’s at $303,000.

The charges stem from a Jan. 22 standoff on the 3500 block of Alaalae Road. Police say the couple exhibited aggressive behavior toward the property owner when he attempted to evict them, and allege Britany Wolf fired a single shot from a weapon. The 56-year-old property owner was not injured.


Hawaii Police Department’s Special Response Team responded to the scene. As the incident continued, police say, Britany Wolf fired two additional gunshots, one of which struck the SRT’s armored vehicle.

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