A 22-year-old Puna man, who was charged with robbery earlier this week, was arrested again Thursday on unrelated charges of violence within 48 hours after he was released from police custody.
Gary Simpkins, of the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision of Puna, was being sought on a robbery charge when he turned himself in to police on Monday. He was charged with the felony Tuesday, and after posting a $5,000 bond later that day, he was released from police custody.
At 8:50 p.m. Thursday, Simpkins was arrested for terroristic threatening, criminal property damage and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle after he allegedly used a bat to smash four windows on a vehicle occupied by a 21-year-old woman and her 3-year-old son in Hawaiian Beaches. He was later charged, and bail was set at $12,000 and he remains in police custody.