WAILUKU - A 19-year-old Kihei man, who fled after the stabbing of another man early Monday in a Kihei parking lot, turned himself in to police Tuesday night and was charged with attempted second-degree murder.
Bail was set at $100,000 for Sydney Elaban-Paoa, who had been sought by police in connection with the stabbing.
Responding to a report of an assault in progress at 3:24 a.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Paradise Gardens apartment complex, police found a 21-year-old man with cuts to his face, neck and upper torso. Police said the victim was stabbed and cut after an argument with Elaban-Paoa, who lives in the complex with his parents.
The victim was in critical condition when he was taken by ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he remained in critical but stable condition Wednesday, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
He said Elaban-Paoa turned himself in at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Wailuku Police Station.
Police had distributed Elaban-Paoa's photo and information about the stabbing, asking anyone who saw him to call police.
Police recovered a knife at the crime scene.