Man on Big Island charged with assault that put 3-year-old boy in the hospital
Hawai’i Island police have arrested and charged 25-year-old Nainoa Ellis-Noa of Ocean View with abuse and assault offenses stemming from a violent domestic incident that left a three-year-old boy in critical condition.
Shortly before 11 p.m. on Nov. 2, Ka‘ū patrol officers responded to a residence in the 92-9000 block of Tiki Lane in Ocean View for the report of an unresponsive male child. Upon arrival, the child already was in an ambulance headed to Kona Community Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
The child was subsequently transported to Kapiolani Medical Center on Oʻahu, where he remains in critical condition.
Ka‘ū patrol officers arrested Ellis-Noa, the live-in boyfriend of the child’s mother.
A female infant residing in the same household was taken into protective custody for her immediate welfare.
On Nov. 4, at 1:05 p.m., Ellis-Noa was charged with one count each of abuse of a family or household member, assault in the first degree, and assault in the second degree. His bail was set at $17,000.
Ellis-Noa remains in police custody pending his initial court appearance at Kona District Court on Nov. 7.
Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Det. Len Hamakado at (808) 326-4646 ext. 224, or via email at [email protected].
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.