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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2006

Man indicted in Kahala incident

By Peter Boylan
Advertiser Staff Writer

A Kapahulu man, convicted of manslaughter in 1997 after an off-duty police officer he was grappling with fell to his death from the H-1 Freeway airport viaduct, was indicted yesterday on two counts of terroristic threatening in connection with an attempted-assault case in Kahala in November.

Gabriel Kealoha, 26, was indicted on two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening yesterday in connection with a Nov. 6 incident. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

A 34-year-old man told police he was jogging in the bicycle lane on Keala'olu Avenue near Moho Street about 10:30 a.m. Nov. 6 when a man, later identified as Kealoha, intentionally tried to run him over twice with his car.

The jogger told police he believed the incident apparently stemmed from a traffic altercation he had with Kealoha moments earlier.

Kealoha was 17 when he got into a shoving incident with police Sgt. Arthur Miller in 1996. Miller, whose blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, died from injuries suffered in the fall.

Kealoha was convicted of manslaughter in the Miller case and was ordered confined at a youth detention facility until he turned 19.

Reach Peter Boylan at pboylan@honoluluadvertiser.com.