By Tim Bryan
A Waipahu man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder stemming from an incident in Mountain View.
On Tuesday, Big Island police charged 40-year-old Anthony Kali with second-degree attempted murder, along with other charges, after a stabbing incident on Sunday, January 2nd.
Responding to a 7:39 p.m. call on Sunday, Puna patrol officers discovered a 19-year-old man with stab wounds to his arm and abdomen at a Plumeria Street address in Mountain View.
Patrol officers arrested Kali a short time later.
Detectives say their investigation revealed that the suspect and the victim had been in an altercation that escalated and became violent while inside the Plumeria Street house.
Kali was charged with second-degree attempted murder, abuse of a family or household member and first-degree assault. His bail was set at $56,000 and he was held overnight at the Hilo police cellblock until his initial court appearance in South Hilo District Court.