LIHU‘E — Fifth Circuit Court Judge Randal Valenciano recently approved a motion to drop the fifth and final charge against Carrie Ann Robson in a beach-altercation case. Several felony charges, including attempted murder, failed to stick.
The motion was filed last week by Deputy Prosecutor Melinda Mendes to dismiss count five, “accidents involving substantial bodily injury with prejudice in the interests of justice,” in the case against Robson, 39, of Kilauea.
On June 20, Robson pleaded no contest to second-degree terroristic threatening — reduced from the remaining first-degree charge that a jury couldn’t come to an agreement on last April. The jury cleared Robson of related charges of second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault, and another first-degree terroristic threat.
The incident occurred at a Hanalei Beach Pavilion party on Dec. 19, 2010. Robson, reportedly intoxicated, took offense when the alleged victim, Patrick Craig, also reportedly intoxicated, refused to share marijuana and alcohol.
Robson reportedly returned wielding a machete and performed a dance that appeared threatening to Craig, who took the machete from her. Robson returned to her vehicle and her driving reportedly injured Craig.
Robson was credited with time served and must pay a $55 victim compensation fee.
In other notable case updates:
• Victoria Dawn McCoy, 29, of Kapa‘a, was arraigned on July 19 and an Oct. 17 trial is scheduled at 8 a.m. with Judge Randal Valenciano presiding. McCoy is charged with family abuse and reckless physical abuse, a Class C felony, against Jason McCoy, stemming from a May 19 incident.
• Nicole Danielle Gonsalves, 25, of Koloa, was arraigned on June 30 and an Oct. 17 trial is scheduled at 8 a.m. with Judge Kathleen Watanabe presiding. Gonsalves pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree attempted murder, second- and third-degree assault, first-degree burglary and unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle and unauthorized control of a vehicle.
• Kaelantroy Kalani Tanigawa and Jonathan Joshua Yed were arraigned on July 19 and trial is scheduled for Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. with Judge Kathleen Watanabe presiding. The two 18-year-old Kapa‘a residents face four counts of second-degree theft, six counts of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, three counts of credit card theft, three counts of obtaining unauthorized personal information, and six counts of fourth-degree criminal property damage.
• Ariel Alcantara Asunio, 37, Hanama‘ulu, was arraigned in late June and trial is scheduled for Oct. 10 at 8 a.m., Judge Randal Valenciano presiding. Asunio is charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault involving a minor.