KAHULUI (HawaiiNewsNow) – A 31-year-old Lahaina man stays in custody after a police chase that spanned two days.
Maui police mentioned Rocky Hermanns-Raymond is charged with 11 offenses, together with kidnapping, theft, reckless driving, resisting arrest and three counts of collisions.
MPD mentioned the suspect stole an SUV Sunday afternoon on the Kahului Procuring Middle parking zone with a 57-year-old Kahului lady within the again seat.
In response to police, the sufferer mentioned at roughly 11:50 a.m., she was within the again seat of a parked 2020 Nissan Armada, with its engine on and doorways unlocked, when the suspect entered the automobile. Regardless of the sufferer’s pleas to be set free, Hermanns-Raymond continued to drive via Kahului.
Police mentioned because the sufferer tried to exit the automobile, Hermanns-Raymond pushed her, demanding her bag and cellphone. She was capable of escape unhurt together with her belongings a couple of mile down the street.
Authorities mentioned Hermanns-Raymond adopted for a brief distance within the automobile earlier than driving off in an unknown route.
At roughly 12:50 p.m. that very same day, investigators mentioned the automobile was subsequently situated on Luawai Road in Lahaina, the place officers seen one other head shifting throughout the SUV, which they might not establish on the time.
It was later revealed to be a canine. The canine was later launched into the Maui Humane Society’s custody.
Not too lengthy after, a automobile pursuit occurred via Lahaina and previous Nakalele Level. Police mentioned Hermanns-Raymond stored fleeing from officers and crashed twice earlier than flipping the automobile off the roadway.
In response to the police report, Hermanns-Raymond exited through the motive force’s door window and went over the aspect of the cliff, escaping on foot.
Air 1 was introduced in to help with the search. Authorities mentioned they finally situated with Hermanns-Raymond roughly 100-200 toes down from Kahekili Freeway, however he refused to come back out of the bushes.
The 31-year-old managed to evade seize in a single day.
The next morning, police mentioned “an unknown male becoming Hermanns-Raymond’s description” was noticed stealing a pickup truck from a residence in Wailuku, fleeing southbound on Kahekili Freeway.
On Tuesday, authorities situated Hermanns-Raymond at 6 a.m. close to the intersection of Winery and North Market Streets in Wailuku the place he tried to flee on foot once more. MPD mentioned Hermanns-Raymond tried to punch an officer within the face in the course of the arrest however missed.
Hermanns-Raymond sustained a small laceration however refused medical remedy, regulation enforcement officers mentioned. No different accidents had been reported.
An investigation stays ongoing.
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