Kona man tied to negligent homicide case also charged for drugs, firearms offenses

Kona man tied to negligent homicide case also charged for drugs, firearms offenses
39-year-old Bernard Antoque (Source: Hawaii Police)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Kona man is now facing charges for drugs and firearms violations after he was arrested late last month.

Hawaii Island police there was a warrant out for the arrest of 39-year-old Bernard Antoque stemming from an unrelated manslaughter and negligent homicide investigation.

On Feb. 25, he was spotted by officers in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision in Pahoa.

As police confronted Antoque, they say he had marijuana and a firearm visible in the vehicle. Upon further investigation, they also found a “ghost gun” pistol — a gun without a serial number — and about 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine, police said.

He was arrested without incident and charged with five different offenses.

His bail was set at $337,500. He made his initial court appearance in Hilo on Monday.

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