A Hilo man, 38 year-old Davin Feary, was indicted on charges of kidnapping, abuse, and terroristic threatening offenses. The charges stem from a domestic incident that occurred on December 2, 2022 at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.
Feary was arrested today on the grand jury warrant and is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Hilo Circuit Court on Friday afternoon. He remains in custody in lieu of $56,000.00 bail.
Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen announced that as the Indictment alleges, Feary was charged with Kidnapping (intentionally or knowingly restrained another person with intent to inflict bodily injury and/or terrorize), misdemeanor Abuse of a Family or Household Member, petty misdemeanor Abuse of a Family or Household Member, and Terroristic Threatening in the Second Degree.
Kidnapping, as charged, is a class A felony offense punishable by a twenty-year prison term.
The investigation was led by Officer Sy Keltner and assisted by Officer Brian Kohara, South Hilo Patrol, Hawai‘i Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kirsten Selvig.
The charges are merely allegations, and the Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please go to a safe place and call a trusted friend or relative for support. If you choose, you can call 911 to report the abuse to the police. The Child and Family Services 24-Hour Abuse Hotline has advocates available seven days a week to provide support and advocacy. They can be reached at (808) 322-7233 in West Hawai‘i and at (808) 959-8864 in East Hawai‘i.
The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney remains dedicated to the pursuit of justice with integrity and commitment. Anyone having information to assist local law enforcement should call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.