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Kaneohe Marine charged with attempted murder

By: Denise Yuki

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Kaneohe Marine accused of beating a 48-year-old man into a coma was indicted Tuesday with attempted murder.

Police say Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Calhoun, 22, and the victim were arguing in Waikiki on Feb. 8 when the argument escalated. Calhoun punched the victim several times and also struck him with a chair.  The victim suffered cuts and fractures to his face and skull and underwent surgery Wednesday.  

He remains in a coma in critical condition.

Calhoun is now in custody at the Oahu Community Correctional Center, unable to post his $200,000 bail.

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Marine accused in fight, facing attempted murder charges

Marine accused in fight, facing attempted murder charges

A fight in Waikiki put a man in the hospital in critical condition.

According to police, attempted murder charges are pending against a Kaneohe Marine.

The fight reportedly started as an argument on Kaiolu Street just after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

That's when police say 22-year-old Brand Calhoun allegedly hit a 48 year old with a chair and then his fists.

The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Police say the victim underwent surgery on Wednesday.

Police say Calhoun is a Junior enlisted member of the Marines and lives in the Kaneohe Marine Barracks.

Man held against his will in Kahaluu home

Man held against his will in Kahaluu home

Honolulu police say a Kahaluu man was held against his will in his home as three people stole his belongings Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, two women and a man broke into the home and threatened him with a weapon.

Officials say the suspects were arrested in Kalihi soon after.

The women, a 24 year old and 37 year old, and the 35-year-old man were booked on suspicion of robbery and kidnapping.

Man arrested in Enchanted Lake home burglary

Man arrested in Enchanted Lake home burglary

A 34-year-old Waianae man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing an Enchanted Lake home.

According to police, a 54-year-old woman spotted Donovan Keoni Kamaka climbing over the fence bordering Enchanted Lake Elementary School.

She also noticed that glass jalousies were missing from the window of the home and called police.

Kamaka was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary.

He has six felony burglary convictions.

Man suspected of strangling girlfriend

Man suspected of strangling girlfriend

A man was arrested after allegedly strangling his girlfriend until she passed out.

According to police, the 32-year-old man started choking the 31-year-old woman during an argument in the Hauula area.

He was arrested on suspicion of abusing a family or household member and felony strangulation.

Hawaii-based Marines face punishment for hazing death

Hawaii-based Marines face punishment for hazing death

Two Marines with Hawaii ties are facing severe punishment after allegedly hazing another Marine who killed himself in Afghanistan.

According to a military investigation, 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Harry Lew killed himself with an automatic weapon back in April.

Lew was allegedly hazed that same night by two other Lance Corporals based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

The two Marines, whose names were not released, were reportedly angry Lew fell asleep several times while manning a guard post.

One of the two Lance Corporals are expected to receive a non-judicial punishment while the other Marine was expected to face court-martial on a charge of cruelty and maltreatment.

No drinking zone buoys missing from Kaneohe sandbar

No drinking zone buoys missing from Kaneohe sandbar

A ban on booze at the Kaneohe Bay sandbar will be back in effect of the upcoming Admission Day holiday weekend.

After the Fourth of July holiday weekend the Department of Land and Natural Resources learned four of its six buoys used to mark off the "No Drinking Zone" had gone missing.

Some were cut, others were dragged out to deeper waters.

Now, DLNR is replacing the buoys ahead of the three-day holiday weekend.

The state is enforcing an emergency order banning booze at the sandbar after numerous fights.