Kahului man arrested in assault on relative

A 53-year-old Kahului man was arrested for assaulting a relative with a metal pipe after an argument Sunday night, police said.

Robin Agorilla was charged with second-degree assault and abuse. His bail was set at $2,000.

The assault occurred at 9:15 p.m. at the residence where Agorilla and the victim, a 45-year-old man, live in separate units. After the argument turned physical, Agorilla picked up the pipe and struck the other man on the left side of his head, police said.

The victim suffered a 1-inch laceration to his left ear, police said. After being checked at the scene by medics, the man planned to seek additional medical treatment on his own, police said.