Domestic incident leads to kidnapping charge


Police have charged a 42-year-old Puna man in connection with a domestic violence-related kidnapping incident.

Timothy Wayne Torres was arrested Saturday at 2:15 p.m. in Puna and later charged with kidnapping, first-degree terroristic threatening and one felony and two misdemeanor counts of domestic abuse for an incident reported Jan. 20.

Torres bail was set at $55,000 and his initial appearance in Hilo District Court is scheduled for this afternoon.

Anyone who may have any information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Matthew Kaaihue of the Juvenile Aid Section at 961-8883 or Matthew.Kaaihue@hawaiicounty.gov, or call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.