Officer arrests wanted Kapa‘a High School student | Crime
KAPA‘A – Police arrested a wanted man on the campus of Kapaa High School Wednesday morning.
Tumua Masaniai, age 18, is a student at Kapaa High and was wanted in connection with a robbery and assault case.
At about 7:30 a.m., as students were arriving for school, a police officer recognized Masaniai on campus and attempted to arrest him, but Masaniai, who is six feet tall and weighs approximately 270 pounds, refused to submit to two officers’ repeated verbal commands. Masaniai also threatened the officers with physical harm and physically resisted officers’ attempts to handcuff him.
After warning Masaniai repeatedly that the Electronic Control Device (ECD) would be used if he did not submit, Masaniai continued making threats and resisting arrest. At that point, an officer deployed his ECD and was able to subdue Masaniai while avoiding any injury to either Masaniai or the officers involved. Masaniai was standing when the ECD was used.
Masaniai was arrested and transported to Police Cellblock after a routine medical clearance at Wilcox Hospital.
He is charged with Robbery, Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle, Resisting Arrest and Terroristic Threatening and is currently being held in lieu of $16,100 bail.
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