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Big Island man arrested and charged with kidnapping, assault on Oahu man in coordinated attack with victim’s son

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VOLCANO, Big Island (KITV4) - Joshua Ikaika Vierra was arrested and charged by Hawaii Island police for kidnapping an Oahu man in Volcano. Vierra was also charged with impersonating a police officer, assault, and several other firearm offenses.

35-year-old Vierra of Volcano and a 17-year-old juvenile plotted to kidnap and assault the juvenile’s 44-year-old father, who resides on Oahu.

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