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UH QB charged with threatening his girlfriend


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POSTED: Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A University of Hawaii backup quarterback was charged April 14 with first-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree criminal property damage after allegedly threatening his pregnant girlfriend with a knife.

Bryce Kalauokaaea allegedly held a knife to his girlfriend of five years and also threatened to kill her dog during an argument April 12 at their Waiahole home. He was arrested later that day and is free on an $11,000 bond.

Kalauokaaea, a walk-on from Castle High School, where he was named the OIA Offensive Player of the Year in 2005, and his attorney did not return calls to the Star-Bulletin.

Football coach Greg McMackin said, “;He was suspended and did not take part in spring practice.”;

McMackin refused further comment.

According to a police affidavit filed in court, the girlfriend told Kalauokaaea during the argument she was going to stay with her grandmother in Nanakuli.

While she was walking to her car, Kalauokaaea allegedly threw a glass at her and missed, and she left.

When the woman walked back into the house because she had forgotten her laptop, Kalauokaaea grabbed her dog and allegedly threatened to cut off its head with a silver, two-pointed knife.

After she told him to stop, Kalauokaaea gave her the dog and held the knife to the girlfriend's neck and told her he did not have anywhere to go.

The woman told police she let him talk, fearing for her life. When he eventually stopped talking, Kalauokaaea allegedly stabbed the knife into a wall. She walked to her car, and he followed, allegedly breaking the screen door and punching her car.

On Jan. 7, Kalauokaaea was convicted of resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and fined $500.