Police arrest man on $500K warrant

A man who had been sought by police was arrested Wednesday on a $500,000 warrant charging him with sexual assault, kidnapping and other offenses.

Nahinu Freitas, 35, of Haiku was charged with seven counts of first-degree sexual assault, three counts of kidnapping, attempted first-degree assault, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, third-degree promoting of a dangerous drug, third-degree assault, second-degree terroristic threatening and first-degree terroristic threatening. The crimes allegedly occurred from Nov. 1 to July 16.

A Maui Crime Stoppers bulletin issued Tuesday sought information on Freitas’ whereabouts.

He was arrested Wednesday afternoon, police records show.

Freitas is scheduled to be arraigned next week in 2nd Circuit Court.

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