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Suspect shot by police indicted for home invasion robbery

By Gregg K. Kakesako

LAST UPDATED: 08:10 a.m. HST, Nov 07, 2013

An Oahu grand jury indicted a 35 year-old man on 15 charges stemming from a home invasion robbery that ended when the suspect was shot by officers after allegedly trying to run them over in a stolen truck in Aiea.

Amery Kahale-Sugimura, also known as Jon Edward Dudoit, was out on bail Oct. 29  when he allegedly assaulted a 68-year-old Aiea resident and tried to get away in the resident's truck, striking two officers.

According to the prosecutor's office the grand jury indictment returned Wednesday included:

>>First-degree burglary.

>> Two charges of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

>>Unauthorized entry into a dwelling.

>> Three charges of first-degree terroristic threatening.

>>Two first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer charges.

>>Two counts of second-degree assault.

>> Two drug charges.

Kahale-Sugimura is being held in Oahu Community Correctional Center pending arraignment in Circuit Court on the new charges.

When Kahale-Sugimura was shot and arrested Tuesday, he was out on $40,000 bail awaiting Nov. 27 trial in an auto theft case after a similar altercation with police in September after allegedly stealing a motorcycle.

Last week police spotted Kahale-Sugimura at a Heleconia Place house in Aiea at 3:31 p.m.

He fled on a stolen motorcycle, crashed it at Alvah Scott Elementary School, then ran to a nearby house on Moanalua Road, police said.

Kahale-Sugimura hit a 68-year-old male resident in the head and entered the house, police said. While officers surrounded the house, Kahale-Sugimura jumped into the resident's pickup truck.  He quickly reversed, accelerating the vehicle, and drove toward several officers, hitting two, who were not seriously injured, police said.

Four officers fired several shots, striking him multiple times, police said. He was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

Kahale-Sugimura had been convicted of 14 felonies, mostly robbery and ither property crimes,

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SueH wrote:
It may be nitpicking, but do the math: I only count 13 charges listed in the article. It really doesn't matter, though, because he'll soon be out on the street again with those who know him saying "He was a good boy, just had a bad childhood....." blah, blah, blah.
on November 7,2013 | 07:33AM
saveparadise wrote:
Would be curious as to how many priors he has. Yup, he'll no doubt be out on the street again soon and it may be your loved one he victimizes next. Maybe some ambulance chaser lawyer will help him file a suit against HPD. Insanity continues......
on November 7,2013 | 08:54AM
allie wrote:
on November 7,2013 | 09:35AM
allie wrote:
another indication of the peril fo living out here with incompetent courts and law enforcement. Why is this bad actor wandering around town after so many felonies?
on November 7,2013 | 09:35AM
LittleEarl_01 wrote:
"Kahale-Sugimura had been convicted of 14 felonies, mostly robbery and ither property crimes." I think this says it all about our judicial system.
on November 7,2013 | 07:42AM
AlexandriaB wrote:
Once again, I will mention California's Three Strikes and You're Out law, referring to de facto life imprisonment after being convicted of three felonies. We need to have it here, as the pattern for repeat offenders is to accelerate the seriousness of their crimes, resulting in physical harm to innocent people, which is exactly what happened here. I agree that we need to throw away the key for this guy. He has accelerated to assaulting folks, and the next step could be murder.
on November 7,2013 | 08:11AM
allie wrote:
agree...truth is, we need MUCH longer sentences and no parole out here for the small number of criminals who repeatedly put the public at risk.
on November 7,2013 | 09:36AM
redneckMT wrote:
Time to throw away the key.
on November 7,2013 | 07:55AM
jotobuddy23 wrote:
on November 7,2013 | 08:10AM
AhiPoke wrote:
One has to wonder about our judicial system that allows a multiple offender to continually be released. Do they really believe he's being rehabilitated while he's in prison? At what point do they start to see and accept the obvious?
on November 7,2013 | 08:16AM
paniolo wrote:
Waste time our judicial system. More like "catch and release."
on November 7,2013 | 08:24AM
allie wrote:
on November 7,2013 | 09:37AM
808warriorfan wrote:
What's the zip code for Halawa because that's where his mail will be going for a l ooo nnn ggg time to come
on November 7,2013 | 08:25AM
Bully wrote:
Hopefully he gets at least twenty years for all the charges but I have no confidence in the judicial system.
on November 7,2013 | 08:28AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
This story just highlights the need for our laws to change. Laws regarding property crime are too lax. When a criminal can be out to commit more crimes after having been convicted of 14 other felonies there is something really wrong with our system. We need to make the sentences a detriment, not a means for criminals to go free and do it again. We need to build a prison on the Big Island and keep these violent criminals in there for a longer time. We have a lot of land on the Big Island that could be used to house these criminals. We spend a lot to enforce the laws but we do not invest enough to keep these dangerous criminals off the streets. To reduce the cost of court appearances for inmates in a facility on the outer island we could use video conferencing. Then there would be no need to transport these inmates to the courts for hearings. It would also create jobs in outlying areas and, of course, within the prison facility for personnel.
on November 7,2013 | 08:30AM
daniwitz13 wrote:
And what are the charges for the Police officers that attempted to kill him? An Officer should NEVER shoot at a fleeing suspect. Since their lives were NOT in danger while fleeing, it is in this case attempted Murder. even if in deed trying to SAVE themselves, they should pay a price for that save. The Police assume that they can just shoot people with impunity. Pity
on November 7,2013 | 09:23AM
HanabataDays wrote:
I agree that under normal circumstances, officers shouldn't open up at a fleeing vehicle because the odds of hitting the target aren't great. But I wouldn't go so far in this case as to say "their lives were not in danger". He knocked a couple of 'em out of the way while trying to flee (apparently in reverse). That's assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, and it's enough in any jurisdiction to cause a swarm of "bees" to buzz around your head. Just the same thing happened to the lolo lady in DC who tried to crash the White House and then the Capitol in her Lexus. Oh well.
on November 7,2013 | 09:36AM
pizza wrote:
He needs to be put down... before he kills someone...
on November 7,2013 | 05:43PM
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