County prosecutor releases grand jury indictment list

LIHU‘E — County Prosecutor Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho has released the indictments from the May and June grand jury sessions, which include charges of theft, drugs, attempted murder and sexual assault.

The grand jury returned a five-count indictment against Guy J. Ohara, alleging that on April 15, he committed the offenses of two counts of promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree, promoting a detrimental drug in the third degree, and two counts of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia by possessing methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Ohara’s case is set for jury trial on Sept. 19.

The grand jury returned a one count indictment against Glenn Higa Jr., alleging that on April 6, Higa committed the offense of commercial promotion of marijuana in the first degree by using a device or instrument capable of causing bodily injury in order to prevent the theft, removal, search and seizure, or destruction of marijuana.

A warrant was issued for Higa’s arrest and bail was set at $5,000.

The grand jury returned a six-count indictment against Dominador Padua, alleging that on May 22, Padua committed the offenses of attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the second degree, two counts of carrying or use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, permit to acquire a firearm, and storage of firearm: responsibility with respect to minors by shooting his wife with an unlawfully obtained and unlawfully stored handgun.

Padua’s case is set for jury trial on Sept. 19.

The grand jury returned a one-count indictment against Alika Ernest Soares, alleging that on or about Sept. 2, 2009 through and including Sept. 12, 2009, Soares committed the offense of theft in the second degree by obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over the property of Kaua‘i Nursery and Landscaping in excess of $300.

Soares’s case is set for jury trial on Aug. 15.

The grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Payton N. Hough, alleging that on May 20, Hough committed the offenses of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle in the first degree, theft in the fourth degree, and inattention to driving by aiding in the planning or commission of unlawfully entering a motor vehicle with the intent to commit a crime therein, obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over the property of another, and operating a vehicle without due care or in a manner to cause injury or property damage.

Hough’s case is set for jury trial on Oct. 24.

The grand jury returned a six-count indictment against Sasha L. Marchant, alleging that between April 19 and April 25, Marchant committed the offenses of theft in the second degree, two counts of unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, two counts of forgery in the second degree, and theft in the fourth degree by stealing cash from Kaua‘i Community Federal Credit Union and unlawfully possessing and forging checks belonging to another.

Marchant’s case is set for jury trial on Oct. 17.

The grand jury returned a one-count indictment against Shane Estrella, alleging that on April 5 Estrella committed the offenses of commercial promotion of marijuana in the first degree by possessing or cultivating 100 or more marijuana plants.

Estrella’s case is set for jury trial on Oct. 24.

The grand jury returned a six-count indictment against Wesley Kishida and Sherilee Apilado, alleging that on Feb. 18 Kishida and Apilado each committed the offenses of promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree, promoting a detrimental drug in the third degree, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia by possessing methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Both Kishida’s and Apilado’s cases are set for jury trial on Aug. 22.

The grand jury returned a four-count indictment against Michael T. Martin and Jasmine A. Kapahu, alleging that on April 9 Martin and Kapahu each committed the offenses of promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia by possessing methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

A warrant was issued for Martin and Kapahu’s arrest and bail was set at $2,000.

The grand jury returned a five-count indictment against Bryan W. Blair, alleging that on May 13, Blair committed the offenses of two counts of ownership or possession prohibited of any firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a felony, place to keep pistol or revolver, reckless endangering in the second degree, and criminal property damage in the fourth degree by unlawfully possessing a pistol and ammunition after having been previously convicted of a felony and discharging a firearm in a populated area and damaging a streetlight.

Blair’s case is set for arraignment and plea on Aug. 29.

The grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Joseph K. Mahuka, alleging that on Jan. 25, Mahuka committed the offenses of theft in the second degree and criminal property damage in the fourth degree by stealing and damaging the property of Walmart.

Mahuka’s case is set for jury trial on Oct. 17.

The grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Garrett J. Alisna, alleging that on Oct. 18 Alisna committed the offenses of theft in the second degree and forgery in the second degree by stealing from cash from Kaua‘i Community Federal Credit Union and forging a check. 

Alisna’s case is set for jury trial on Oct. 17.

The grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Cole Neifert, alleging that on May 27, Neifert committed the offenses of unlawful imprisonment in the second degree and two counts of abuse of family or household members by unlawfully restraining another and physically abusing a family or household member. Neifert’s case is set for jury trial on Oct. 17.

The grand jury returned a 14-count indictment against Kamani L. Tangalin, alleging that on March 29, Tangalin committed the offenses of credit card theft, identity theft in the second degree, unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, five counts of forgery in the second degree, two counts of theft in the second degree, and attempted theft in the second degree by stealing a credit card, purchasing items with the stolen credit card, and forging signatures.

Tangalin’s case is set for jury trial on Aug. 22.

The grand jury returned a one-count indictment against Laura Jean Ramson, alleging that on Feb. 7, Ramson committed the offense of terroristic threatening in the first degree by threatening another with a knife. Ramson’s case is set for jury trial on Aug. 22.

The grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Victoria Dawn McCoy, alleging that on May 19, McCoy committed the offense of two counts of abuse of family or household members by physically abusing a family or household member. McCoy’s case is set for jury trial on Oct. 17.

The grand jury returned a three-count indictment against David L. Perreira Jr., alleging that on Nov. 20, Perreira committed the offenses of terroristic threatening in the first degree, place to keep loaded firearms other than pistols or firearms, and permit to acquire a firearm by threatening to cause bodily injury to another with a dangerous instrument, unlawfully possessing a loaded firearm, and unlawfully acquiring a firearm.

A warrant was issued for Perreira’s arrest and bail was set at $3,100.

The grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Dayne Gonsalves, alleging that on Oct. 6, 7, and 8, 2008, Gonsalves committed the offenses of two counts of theft in the second degree and attempted theft in the second degree  by stealing and attempting to steal rocks from the Hawaiian Home Lands. Gonsalves’s case is set for jury trial on Oct. 31.

The grand jury returned a four-count indictment against Calvin Lopez, alleging that on June 16, Lopez committed the offenses of forgery in the second degree, unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, and two counts of theft in the fourth degree by forging a check, unlawfully possessing confidential personal information, and stealing cash and a check.

Lopez’s case is set for jury trial on Oct. 31.

The grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Matthew K. Wilson, alleging that on June 20, Wilson committed the offenses of place to keep loaded firearms other than pistols or revolvers and permit to acquire a firearm by unlawfully possessing a loaded firearm and unlawfully acquiring a firearm. A warrant was issued for Wilson’s arrest and bail was set at $2,100.

The grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Ariel Alcantara Asunio, alleging that on June 3, Asunio committed the offense of three counts of sexual assault in the third degree by engaging in sexual contact with a person older than 14 years old but less than 16 years old.

Asunio’s case is set for jury trial on Oct. 10.

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