HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 27-year-old man on the Big Island pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, July 13, after he was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree robbery for an incident police described as a “violent beating” of an elderly man.
The suspect, who has been identified as Chad Armitage, pleaded not guilty to all counts.
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According to court documents, Armitage was arrested twice for this incident, which happened on Sunday, July 10, on Kilauea Avenue near the Keawe Street junction.
The victim, a 68-year-old man, was hospitalized in critical condition.
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Armitage’s bail is set at $75,000.