A Hilo man has been charged with seven offenses related to domestic violence.
On Saturday (February 12) just after 7 p.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a domestic violence incident that took place earlier that day at a residence in Hilo. Two women, ages 50 and 23, reported being assaulted, threatened and held against their will within the residence they shared with a 38-year-old man.
Police arrested 38-year-old Robert Eaton at the scene without incident.
Monday morning (February 14), he was charged with two counts of abuse of a family or household member, two counts of kidnapping, first-degree terroristic threatening and two counts of harassment. Eaton is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $116,000 pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday (February 15) in South Hilo District Court.