KALIHI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police and U.S. Marshals swarmed a Kalihi home Friday afternoon to arrest a fugitive who was known to have a machine gun on him while conducting drug sales.
Travis Rodrigues was convicted in 2006 on federal drug and gun charges, and served several years in prison before he was released.
He was arrested multiple times since then, and was even ordered to undergo drug treatment. The latest warrant for his arrest was issued on November 27.
His violent background is one of the reasons so many officers were needed to make the arrest on Kokea Street.
Police tracked him to the large home, where children and several other people were inside.
About 1:45 p.m., HPD officers from the Crime Reduction Unit and U.S. Marshals moved in, grabbing Rodrigues without any problems.