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Puna father, son charged in assault on police officer

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:32 a.m. HST, Aug 15, 2013

Hawaii County police have charged a Puna man and his son in connection with what started as a case of domestic abuse in Pahoa. 

Christopher Thomas Gonsalves, 48, was arrested Sunday for allegedly striking and threatening an officer and fleeing. 

Gonsalves was charged Tuesday with first-degree terroristic threatening, assaulting a police officer and abuse. His bail was set at $22,000. 

Police also arrested and charged his son, Gordon A.E. Gonsalves, 21, with second-degree hindering prosecution for using force against an officer to allow his father to get away. His bail was set at $500. 

They were scheduled to appear in Hilo District Court Wednesday.

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