ATG NEWS RELEASE: Inmate indicted for assault of adult corrections officer at Womens Correctional Facility

Posted on Oct 27, 2017 in Latest News

HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced that an Oahu grand jury yesterday indicted Melanie Vivas-Asagra for Assault in the Second Degree.

While serving a prison sentence for Robbery in the Second Degree and Firearm Possession offenses, Vivas-Asagra allegedly assaulted an adult corrections officer.

Assault in the Second Degree is a class C felony and carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine.

Vivas-Asagra is 26 years old female with three prior felony convictions. If convicted of the offense, she is subject to enhanced sentencing as a persistent and repeat offender. Her bail is set in the amount of $11,000.00. Vivas-Asagra is presumed innocent unless and until she is found guilty of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt.

A copy of the indictment is attached.

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For more information, contact:

Joshua A. Wisch
Special Assistant to the Attorney General
(808) 586-1284
Email: Joshua.A.Wisch@hawaii.gov
Web: http://ag.hawaii.gov
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