(BIVN) – On Saturday, police arrested and charged the man wanted for questioning in the Wednesday death of 75-year-old Shingo Honda in Puna’s Orchid Isle Estates subdivision.
On Saturday at 9:42 a.m. Saturday, just as the Pāhoa Holiday Parade was getting underway, Puna patrol officers spotted 55-year-old Michael Cecil Lee, walking on Pāhoa Village Road. “Upon officers attempting to apprehend Lee, a short foot pursuit ensued,” a police media release explained, “however, Lee was subsequently arrested without further incident.”
Police have been looking for Lee since Honda was found dead on Wednesday. An autopsy determined that Honda died as a result of multiple injuries caused by blunt force trauma, police say.
After conferring with County Prosecutors, detectives charged Lee with second-degree murder. Lee is now being held in lieu of $250,000 bail pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday, December 9, in Hilo District Court.