Ocean View man arrested after child found in critical condition

  • NAINOA ELLIS-NOA

Police have arrested an Ocean View man in connection with a Tuesday domestic incident that left a 3-year-old boy in critical condition.

Ka‘u patrol officers responded at about 11 p.m. Tuesday to report of an unresponsive male child at a residence in Tiki Lane in Ocean View, police said.

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The child was transported to Kona Community Hospital and subsequently to Kapiolani Medical Center on Oahu, where he remains in critical condition.

Officers arrested 25-year-old Nainoa Ellis-Noa, the live-in boyfriend of the child’s mother, and he was transported to the Kealakehe Police Station pending further investigation. A female infant in the same house was taken into protective custody.

On Friday, Ellis-Noa was charged with abuse of a family or household member, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. He remains in custody under a $17,000 bail with his first court appearance scheduled for Nov. 7 at Kona District Court.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Len Hamakado at (808) 326-4646 ext. 224, or via email at len.hamakado@hawaiicounty.gov. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300.

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