Man arrested in reported abuse

A 40-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning when police officers responded to a report of abuse occurring at a residence on Ohukai Street in Kihei, police said.

Shaun Williams of Kihei was charged with abuse, violating an order for protection, second-degree assault and interfering with reporting of an emergency. His bail was set at $3,100.

Police were called to the residence at 6:53 a.m. after Williams’ girlfriend reported that an argument turned physical when he shoved her, pulled her hair and choked her, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division. He said that the woman also reported that Williams took the phone away when she tried to call police.

She had earlier obtained an order for protection against Williams.

The woman refused medical treatment.