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LIHUE — A Lihue man convicted of threatening family members with a knife and abusing his wife was sentenced to a five-year prison term on Thursday in 5th Circuit court.
Dominic Joshua Keoki Dabin, 38, was give the full prison term for first-degree abuse of a family or household member. His prior convictions included first-degree bail jumping, second-and-third-degree theft.
“Mr. Dabin is well on his way to being a career criminal,” said County Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar. “This sentence sends a message that for those who persist in preying on the members of this community, we will not hesitate to seek prison time.”
Chief Judge Randal G.B. Valenciano said that due to Dabin’s criminal history, he must serve a mandatory minimum sentence of at least one year and eight months in prison before eligible for parole.
Dabin was represented by court-appointed attorney Warren Perry.
The state was represented by County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Shauna Lee Cahill.
KPD Officer Anthony Abalos was the lead investigator on the case.
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