March 15, 2023, 12:36 PM HST
A 36-year-old Big Island man is facing charges in connection with a Honda Civic that was reported stolen Monday, March 13, from a residence on Ho‘ohua Street in Hilo.
Spenser Jordon Feary of Hilo was charged with first-degree theft and first-degree unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, according to the Hawai‘i County prosecutor’s office. First-degree theft is a Class B felony carrying a maximum penalty of 10 years is prison.
If convicted, Feary faces a mandatory prison term and will not be eligible for probation. At the time of his arrest in connection with the Civic’s theft, Feary was wanted on multiple unrelated outstanding warrants as well. The Hilo man also has prior felony convictions.
Feary was scheduled to make his initial appearance on the theft charges Wednesday afternoon in Hilo District Court. He remained in custody in lieu of $35,000 bail for the theft related offenses and an additional $75,000 bail for other unrelated felony matters.
This case was initiated by the Hawai‘i Police Department’s South Hilo Patrol. The follow-up investigation and vehicle recovery were handled by the department’s Puna Patrol, with the felony investigation done by Detective Paul Mangus with the department’s Area I Criminal Investigation Section.
The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Hawai‘i County Prosecuting Attorney Lucas Burns.