A 25-year-old Ocean View man has been arrested and charged with abuse and assault offenses stemming from a domestic-related incident that left a three-year-old boy in critical condition.
Shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2022, Ka‘ū patrol officers responded to a residence in the 92-9000 block of Tiki Lane in Ocean View for the report of an unresponsive male child. Upon arrival, officers learned the child was being transported by ambulance to Kona Community Hospital and was listed in critical condition. The child was subsequently transported to Kapiolani Medical Center on Oahu, where he remains in critical condition.
Ka‘ū patrol officers arrested Nainoa Ellis-Noa, the live-in boyfriend of the child’s mother, and he was subsequently transported to the Kealakehe Police Station pending further investigation by detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation and Juvenile Aid Sections.
Additionally, a female infant residing in the same household was taken into protective custody for her immediate welfare.
On Friday, November 4, at 1:05 p.m., Ellis-Noa was charged with one count each of abuse of a family or household member, assault in the first degree, and assault in the second degree. His bail was set at $17,000.
Ellis-Noa remains in police custody pending his initial court appearance at Kona District Court on Monday, November 7.
Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Len Hamakado at (808) 326-4646 ext. 224, or via email at email@example.com. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.