Suspect Arrested After Apparent Stabbing, Barricade in Līhu‘e on Friday
A Līhu‘e man was arrested Friday after barricading himself in an apartment for six hours following an apparent stabbing.
The male suspect has been identified as 61-year-old Derek Bracken Smith of Līhu‘e.
The Kaua‘i Police Department Special Services Team, Negotiators team, American Medical Response, and detectives from the Investigative Services Bureau responded to the incident.
According to a preliminary report, on July 8, at 1:15 a.m., the Kaua‘i Police Department received a call of a female who was stabbed by a male subject at an apartment at Sun Village Condos in Līhu‘e.
Upon arrival, KPD personnel discovered a female with sustained injuries from an apparent stabbing. She was located at Sun Village Condos, in a different apartment from where the suspect barricaded himself. Patrol Services Bureau Officers secured the floor, and medics were able to get to the female victim to administer treatment. She was transported to Wilcox Medical Center, treated for her injuries, and later released.
The barricade situation ended approximately six hours later, after negotiators were able to talk Smith into exiting the residence peacefully. He was taken into custody without any further incident at approximately 7:25 a.m.
Smith is under arrest and is being held on $30,050 bail. He has been charged with second-degree assault, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, and second-degree criminal trespass. The Kaua‘i Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident.