Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an assault stemming from a confrontation Wednesday (December 2) in Hilo.

At about 3:32 p.m. Wednesday, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of an affray at the parking lot of Walmart on Makaʻala Street.  Responding officers discovered a 32-year-old who was being restrained by other individuals. Thirty-two-year-old David James Nall,who has no permanent address, was initially arrested for disorderly conduct.

Police later located a 34-year-old Hilo man, who reported that he and an unknown man, later identified as Nall, had  been in a physical confrontation and that the unknown man had used a knife to assault him. The victim left the scene and went by private vehicle to Hilo Medical Center for treatment of lacerations to his head, which were not life threatening.

As a result, police added the additional offenses of second-degree assault, second-degree terroristic threatening, and fourth-degree criminal property damage. He is being held in the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section continue the investigation.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident call Detective Clarence Davies at 961-2383 or email him at [email protected]

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.  Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe.  Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribed to any Caller ID service.  All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.