Updated at 5:03 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2008
4 Molokai men charged after cockfighting raid
Advertiser StaffFour Moloka'i men charged with gambling and cruelty to animals in connection with a cockfighting raid Sunday in Ho'olehua have initial appearances scheduled at District Court on Feb. 26.
The men were arrested in a 3:23 p.m. raid at 118-P Farrington Ave. Maui police Capt. Jody Singsank, the Moloka'i patrol district commander, said about 150 people were at the cockfighting site.
Raymond Gomes III, 42, of Ho'olehua was charged with promoting cockfighting, second-degree cruelty to animals and possession of a gambling device. He was released after posting $800 bail.
Others were charged with second-degree cruelty to animals and possession of a gambling device. They are John Henry K. Kaiama, 37, of Ho'olehua; Tomas Manangan, 46, of Kalamaula, and Mario Guerrero, 18, of Kaunakakai.
Kaiama was released after posting $1,200 bail while Manangan and Guerrero each posted $400 bail and were released.