POSTED: 10:24 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 11:05 a.m. HST, Aug 2, 2012
The 37-year-old Mililani man charged with forcing his way into a Waipio home and firing a gun while trying to evade police entered a plea of not guilty in Circuit Court today.
Lance L.H. Yurong has been charged with first-degree burglary, auto theft, attempted auto theft, unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, second-degree reckless endangering, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and promotion of a dangerous drug.
Circuit Judge Richard Perkins set his trial date for the week of Oct. 1 before Judge Michael Wilson.
His arraignment was done using the judiciary’s closed circuit video system since Yurong is being held in Oahu Community Correctional Center unable to post $500,000 bail.
Last Thursday acting on a tip, police officers went to a parking lot on Ka Uka Boulevard looking for a man suspected of robbing a recycling collection center July 5.
Yurong was found sitting in a stolen parked car, which he drove into a wall while trying to escape.
Police said he abandoned the stolen car and ran to a home on Mele Place, firing one shot from a handgun.
He then forcibly entered the Mele Place home where two people were able to escape.
Yurong then hid in a parked van on Waipio Uka Street and tried unsuccessfully to start the van before he was arrested.