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Kahului Man Arrested for Alleged Hammer Assault

March 11, 2014, 3:52 PM HST
* Updated March 11, 3:54 PM
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Photo courtesy Maui Police.

Photo courtesy Maui Police.

By Wendy Osher

Maui police arrested a Kahului man after he allegedly entered his ex-girlfriend’s home early Friday morning without her permission, and struck another man in the head with a hammer, police said.

Lomae Lomae, 53, was arrested and charged with first degree assault and first degree burglary, and was being held in lieu of $15,000 bail, police said.

The male victim, who was in the bedroom with Lomae’s ex-girlfriend, was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition, said Maui Police Lieutenant William Juan.

According to police reports, Lomae entered the Kahului home at around 1:45 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, with a hammer in his hand

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Police say he continued to the bedroom where he found his ex-girlfriend with another man. Becoming angry, police say Lomae allegedly struck the victim in the head with the hammer.

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