One man is in the hospital. His female companion was treated for minor injuries. The 18 year-old Lahaina man who attacked them with a machete is under arrest for two counts of Assault in the First Degree.
Maui Police responded to a disturbance call Thursday night. Two men had reportedly gotten into a fight at the intersection of Front Street and Lahainaluna Road around 11:30 p.m. Police arrived at the scene and discovered two victims, an adult male and an adult female who say they were attacked with a machete by the suspect, Maamaloa Uhila, 18, of Lahaina. Uhila fled the scene prior to police arrival.
Inexplicably, Uhila returned to the scene while Officers were still conducting their investigation. Witnesses positively identified Uhila as the suspect. Uhila was arrested and transported to the Lahaina Station for processing. Officers also recovered the weapon as evidence in this case.
The male victim was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The female victim was treated and released at the scene for minor injuries.
Uhila was arrested and charged with two counts of Assault in the First Degree. His bail was set at $50,000.