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Police: Domestic incident spawns numerous felony charges

  • TIARA MARIANI

A 28-year-old Mountain View woman is facing an array of charges stemming from what police called “a domestic violence related incident” Sunday morning in Glenwood.

Tiara Shauntay Mariani was charged Monday night with unauthorized control of a stolen vehicle, illegally carrying a firearm, two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree reckless endangering, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, and fourth-degree criminal property damage.

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According to the complaint, Mariani threatened another woman with a firearm and broke a window.

She also was arrested on a no-bail warrant for violating the terms and conditions of her release on bail for a previous charge of unauthorized control of a stolen vehicle.

According to police, Puna patrol officers responding to a reported reckless driver in the Mountain View area spotted a white Honda traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 11, with a black Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in pursuit.

The driver of the Honda stopped and told responding officers the truck chasing them was being driven by an acquaintance of one of the Honda’s occupants.

Officers saw smoke rising from bushes by the side of the highway about 100 yards away and found the black Toyota Tacoma, which was stolen earlier this year from a Hilo home, police said.

Two firearms also were found in the area. One, according to the complaint, was a Ruger .357-caliber revolver; the other, an unspecified semi-automatic weapon.

Mariani made her initial appearance Tuesday in Hilo District Court, where Judge Harry Freitas maintained her bail at $303,000 and ordered her to return today for a preliminary hearing.

The most serious charges, related to firearms, are Class B felonies punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment.

The complaint said Mariani is subject to an extended term of imprisonment as a “multiple offender” — which could subject her to a sentence of 20 years on the firearms charges.

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Mariani is being detained at Hawaii Community Correctional Center.

Email John Burnett at jburnett@hawaiitribune-herald.com.