Sione Vaitai

Sione Vaitai charged after attacking father, sister with machete

Sione Fono Vaitai, 26 of Sandy, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, one count of obstructing justice, three counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child, and for one count related to fleeing from police.

Fox13 News reports the charges stem from an incident on May 12 in Sandy. Charging documents citing statements from family members say Vaitai entered his sisters’ room holding a machete and told the girls, ages 13 and 14, to be quiet or they would die.

Man on the run after stabbing father and sister

At approximately 10:13 p.m. Friday, Sione Vaitai, 26, was engaged in a dispute with family members at Mount View Drive in Sandy, Sandy police said.

During the dispute, Vaitai obtained a large knife and assaulted his father and juvenile sister, police said.

Local media report officers responded to the home but Vaitai had already fled the scene. The two victims were transported to local hospitals in critical condition.

Police have not been able to locate Vaitai, who is described as a male Polynesian, 6-feet tall and 300 pounds with dark hair.