Second man is arrested in assault

WAILUKU — A second man has been arrested in the assault of a Kula man at his residence this month.

Coby Magalianes, 38, of Haiku has pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault and first-degree burglary in the April 2 beating.

During a hearing Tuesday in 2nd Circuit Court, Magalianes asked that his bail be reduced so he could start working.

Deputy Prosecutor Ryan Teshima opposed any reduction.

“The state believes he presents a danger to the community,” Teshima said.

He said the charges allege forceful entry into the home and “a very violent assault.”

“We believe he remains a danger to the victim as well,” Teshima said.

Police said the victim was asleep when he was beaten and was so seriously injured that he was flown to Oahu for further treatment.

Judge Peter Cahill kept bail at $50,000 for Magalianes, who is being held at the Maui Community Correctional Center.

Co-defendant Aaron Kalama, 22, of Kula is also being held in lieu of $50,000 bail at the Wailuku jail. In addition to first-degree assault and first-degree burglary, Kalama is charged with second-degree terroristic threatening of another resident of the home.

Kalama and Magalianes were ordered to stay away from the home and to have no contact with its residents.

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