A Haiku man sought for assaulting another man last month was arrested Friday night when he was seen at a Kahului shopping center, police said.
Bail was set at $25,000 for Erino Dayton Bascar, 24, who was charged with second-degree assault and first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle for an Aug. 12 incident on Kahope Place in Haiku, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
At about 3 that morning, the victim had given a ride home to Bascar's girlfriend and another man's girlfriend, who are high school friends, Rego said. When the victim dropped off the two women, Bascar and the other woman's boyfriend reached into the driver's side of the vehicle to punch the victim while he was sitting in the driver's seat, Rego said. He said the victim lost consciousness and suffered contusions to his nose and face.
Police arrested a 28-year-old Pukalani man identified as one of the assailants shortly afterward, Rego said. The suspect was later released pending further investigation, police records show.
An all-points bulletin had been issued for Bascar, who was arrested without incident at 9:25 p.m. Friday when Wailuku patrol officer Rod Corso saw Bascar at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Rego said.
Bascar also was arrested on three contempt-of-court warrants totaling $1,500.
Bascar was featured in a Maui Crime Stoppers bulletin.