**UPDATE**

Hawaiʻi Island police have released a Kailua-Kona woman who was arrested early Monday in connection with a domestic dispute that sent a man to the hospital in critical condition.

On Tuesday afternoon (June 23), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section released 18-year-old Synise Santos, who was being held at the Kona police cellblock, pending further investigation.

A 20-year-old Kailua-Kona man was taken to Kona Community Hospital late Sunday (June 21) with a laceration to his left forearm. He was later transferred to Kaiser Medical Center on Oahu, where he remains in critical condition.

At 10:05 p.m. Sunday (June 21), Kona Patrol officers were at Kona Community Hospital for an unrelated case when the man arrived in a private vehicle and was taken to the emergency room.

Investigation revealed that he had received the injury during a domestic altercation at a home on Awakea Street in Kailua-Kona.

Shortly after midnight, officers arrested Santos at the scene on suspicion of first-degree assault and abuse of a family/household member.

Detectives are continuing the investigation.

**Original Article**

A Kona man is in critical condition following a domestic dispute Sunday night (June 21).

At 10:05 p.m. Sunday, Kona Patrol officers were at Kona Community Hospital for an unrelated case when a 20-year-old Kailua-Kona man arrived in a private vehicle and was taken to the emergency room with a laceration to his left forearm.

Investigation revealed that the man had received the injury in what was described as a domestic altercation at a home on the 73-1200 block of Awakea Street in Kailua-Kona.

Shortly after midnight, officers arrested 18-year-old Synise Santos at the scene on suspicion of first-degree assault and abuse of a family/household member. She was taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Division continue the investigation.

The victim remains at the hospital in critical condition.