Posted at 12:48 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Advertiser StaffMan who shot woman dies
A 52-year-old Punchbowl man who shot his former girlfriend and then himself on May 11 at Club Queen Bee in Kaka'ako died yesterday at Straub Clinic & Hospital. Hwa Yong Park was pronounced dead at about 10:30 a.m.
Sun Wang, 47, who was shot twice in the head by Park, died Thursday at The Queen’s Medical Center.
Multiple drug charges filed
Big Island police yesterday charged a 47-year-old Kailua-Kona man with multiple drug offenses after they said they found crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his fanny pack and pickup truck.
The truck was involved in an accident Sunday that critically injured two pedestrians.
Roy Nelson Ledward was charged with two counts each of promoting dangerous drugs, promoting detrimental drugs and possessing paraphernalia. His total bail is $13,750. Ledward was also charged with revocation of bail bond stemming from his arrest in April on unrelated drug offenses stemming from a raid in South Kona.
Ledward was also arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant and two counts of causing negligent injury.
Ledward was driving a pickup truck Sunday that struck 40-year-old Emil Spencer and his son, 7-year-old Kihei Spencer, while they were walking on Ali'i Drive. Emil Spencer remains in critical condition at The Queen’s Medical Center. Big Island police report that Kihei Spencer has been transferred out of the intensive care unit at Queen’s.
Felon charged in kidnapping
A 38-year-old man with 33 convictions was charged yesterday with kidnapping and three firearm offenses, including being a felon in possession. Edward Kekahuna Jr. is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Kekahuna is accused of forcing a woman and man at gunpoint to drive him from his mother’s Salt Lake residence to a home in Makiki on Sunday. The two were released six hours later at 11:30 p.m. Sunday after driving Kekahuna back to the Salt Lake residence.
Kekahuna was arrested on a parole retake warrant at 12:40 a.m. Monday on 'Opeha Street in Waipahu. He was also booked on drug offenses.
Kekahuna has 15 convictions for first-degree burglary.