Judge increases bail for man accused in stabbing

Tisse Henriksen

The Maui News

WAILUKU — Bail was increased to $200,000 Thursday for a Kahului man charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of another man early New Year’s Day.

Tisse Henriksen, 53, was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree attempted murder for the stabbing at 12:19 a.m. Sunday at Kaahumanu and Puunene avenues in Kahului.

According to a declaration filed in court to support the charge, Henriksen was asked to leave the former Century 21 building at 7 E. Kaahumanu Ave. after he began harassing a man and two women who were watching fireworks there.

Henriksen refused to leave, according to the declaration, and the harassment escalated into a verbal, then physical altercation with the other man. After punching Henriksen a few times, the man reported suddenly feeling blood streaming from his face, according to police.

The victim was transported in critical condition to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he required numerous stitches for a laceration across his face that went from cheek to cheek and over the bridge of his nose. He also suffered a laceration on his upper right arm and stab wounds to his upper left abdomen and under his left armpit.

The armpit wound required immediate surgery. The victim remained hospitalized Thursday, according to the declaration.

An all-points bulletin was issued for Henriksen after he was identified by witnesses, police said.

During Henriksen’s initial appearance Thursday in Wailuku District Court, Judge Blaine Kobayashi granted the prosecution’s request to increase the defendant’s bail to $200,000.

Henriksen was ordered to have no contact with the victim and to stay away from Hoaloha Park in Kahului.