LIHUE — A Koloa man who posted bail after he was arraigned earlier this week on multiple drug and gun possession charges was arrested again Friday when he showed up to court for his scheduled preliminary hearing.
Kevin Boggs appeared in Kauai’s Fifth Circuit Court Wednesday to face 32 counts, 26 of which are felonies.
The most serious allegation — a class A felony charge — states that Boggs was either selling or attempting to sell methamphetamine near Koloa School. He also faces 21 class B felony charges, eight related to carrying a gun — he is prohibited from owning a firearm due to prior convictions — and 13 for the ammunition as well as several class C felonies and an assortment of misdemeanors.
After his arraignment Wednesday, Boggs posted bond, — bail had initially been set at $500,000 but Fifth Circuit Judge Jonathan Chun reduced that amount to $100,000 — and was released from jail. But when he arrived at court two days later, Boggs found police waiting to arrest him in the hallway right outside the courtroom where he was scheduled to appear for his preliminary hearing.
Boggs was re-arrested on the same counts he had already been arraigned on, with 19 more charges tacked on. The new charges included an additional class A felony, but the remaining 18 were for an assortment of minor crimes, ranging in severity from misdemeanors to simple violations.
Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar said in an email Friday that the extra charges were filed later, “as the investigation unfolded.”
“When Boggs showed up for his preliminary hearing in District Court today, he was served with the 51-count warrant with bail set at $500,000. The 32-count complaint was dismissed and the case will proceed in Circuit Court on the 51-count felony info case,” Kollar said.
Included in the revised 51-count charging document are previously undisclosed details of the guns Boggs was allegedly carrying. The criminal complaint against him filed Thursday alleges Boggs was carrying a total of six firearms — a Desert Eagle pistol, a .30 caliber carbine rifle, a Model 94 Winchester rifle, a Model 9959 HI-POINT rifle, an AR type rifle and a Ruger .357 Model Blackhawk handgun.
On Christmas Eve, Boggs was arraigned on 14 other charges involving firearms, methamphetamine and marijuana in an entirely separate case, which is scheduled to go to trial in April.
Proceedings against Boggs in his most recent case are tentatively scheduled for early next week — “possibly Monday,” according to Kollar.
Caleb Loehrer, staff writer, can be reached at 245-0441 or email@example.com.