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Puna father, son charged in assault on police officer

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:32 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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cojef wrote:
Another media reported that the son also has 2 outstanding warrants against him. Like father, like son, two peas in a pod. What more is there? No future for either 48 and 21 year olds.
on August 14,2013 | 07:53AM
allie wrote:
Pahoa is a lawless, dangerous, rather hideous place.
on August 14,2013 | 11:54AM
Grimbold wrote:
Police should not have to expose themselves to beatings. They should be allowed to shoot when being attacked by violent fools. Darn ACLU.
on August 15,2013 | 05:17AM
SteveToo wrote:
Bad Boys, bad boys, where ya gonna go, where ya gonna go when they come for you? Shoots you on an island and they know your name.
on August 14,2013 | 09:12AM
honoluludave wrote:
No smarts. Just throw away the keys.
on August 14,2013 | 10:15AM
SueH wrote:
Such "Pillars of Society". Like father, like son. No respect: never had, never will.
on August 14,2013 | 10:33AM
bumba wrote:
Gotta be a potagee joke in there somewhere. Wait a minute, they're both potagee jokes, lol.
on August 15,2013 | 06:57AM
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