A deputy prosecutor with a lengthy history of disputes with his neighbors is no longer working for Hawaii County.

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Randall Winston Albright’s last day as a deputy prosecutor was Jan. 31, said Danielle Niimi, a human resources employee in the office of Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen.

Waltjen did not respond to requests for comments and it’s unclear if he fired Albright or if the former deputy prosecutor stepped down voluntarily or retired. A spokesman for Mayor Mitch Roth said he would not comment on a personnel matter.

Albright and his wife, Nicole, own houses in Paukaa, a neighborhood north of Hilo, and in Ainaloa, a rural subdivision in the Puna District. In both locations, the Albrights have had disputes with neighbors that have resulted in police responses and restraining orders.

Deputy prosecutor Randall Winston “Bew” Albright has left the Hawaii County Prosecutor’s Office. (Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Office Facebook)

One of the more serious incidents occurred in July 2021 when Albright allegedly threatened a neighbor’s teenage son with a firearm if he didn’t stop riding his dirt bike in front of the deputy prosecutor’s Ainaloa home, according to a police report obtained through a public records request.

The case was sent to the Attorney General’s Office for review. That office sent the matter to the Kauai County Prosecutor’s Office which declined to prosecute the case.

In Paukaa, an ongoing dispute between the Alrights and their next-door neighbors, Micah and Jessica Gauthier, that went to court last year was settled in January.

The Gauthiers are in the process of selling their house and moving away.

“It’s bittersweet. We loved that house. But that man changed the trajectory of our lives,” Jessica Gauthier said.

Albright could not be reached for comment.

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