By Stephanie Salazar
Kona police released a photo of the man accused in a Tuesday night stabbing.
51 year old Mark Knittle is accused of stabbing another man in the chest and arms during what the victim said was an argument along the Mamalahoa highway near Ho’okena.
Police arrested Knittle, charged him with second degree assault, and released him after he posted $2,000 bail on Thursday morning.
Hawaii County Police media release:
Big Island police have charged the man arrested Tuesday (October 5) in connection with a stabbing in South Kona.
At 5 p.m. Wednesday (October 6) detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged 51-year-old Mark Knittle of Ho’okena with second-degree assault. He was released after posting $2,000 bail.
A Kona man is in police custody in connection with a stabbing Tuesday (October 5) in South Kona.
Kona patrol officers responded to the stabbing at 6:47 p.m. along Māmalahoa Highway in Ho’okena, where a 34-year-old Hōnaunau man reported that he had been arguing with a male acquaintance when the man stabbed him.
The victim sustained cuts to his chest and arm. Fire rescue personnel took him to Kona Community Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.
At 9:20 a.m. Wednesday (October 6), police arrested 51-year-old Mark Knittle of Ho’okena on suspicion of second-degree assault. He is being held at the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.