Man arrested, charged for carrying loaded shotgun on Big Island

KEALAKEKUA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Kona man was charged with five offenses on Wednesday after he was arrested for carrying a loaded shotgun on a public highway in Kealakekua earlier this week.

Police say at 8 a.m. on January 1, a motorist reported seeing a local male in a red hooded sweatshirt carrying what appeared to be a rifle while walking on the side of Mamalahoa Highway in Kealakekua.

Responding officers located a man fitting that description, but when they approached the suspect he reportedly fled into brush area behind Pualani Terrace.

The officers were then able to locate and arrest 39-year-old Ioster Henly of Kailua-Kona.

Police recovered a loaded shotgun as well as an additional 16 rounds of shotgun ammunition on Henly's person. He was taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

On Wednesday, detectives charged Henly with possessing a loaded firearm on a public highway, place to keep loaded firearm, place to keep ammunition, registration mandatory and permit to acquire.

His bail was set at $13,000.

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