Ten years for man who rammed wife’s vehicle

WAILUKU – A Hana man has been sentenced to a 10-year prison term for ramming his wife’s truck and illegally entering a Kahului residence with a cane knife in separate incidents last year.

Valentine Redo, 47, had pleaded no contest to charges in both cases before his sentencing Tuesday.

He was arrested March 15, 2013, after twice ramming his wife’s truck in a parking lot at Kahului Shopping Center, police said. That morning, the couple had argued in the parking lot of Down To Earth in Kahului before she left, driving toward Kahului as Redo chased her in his truck and followed as she turned into the shopping center, police said.

His wife wasn’t injured, police said, but there were dents in the back fender of her truck.

Redo had pleaded no contest to two counts of first-degree criminal property damage, reckless driving, third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug and driving under the influence of an intoxicant in that case.

Redo had been released on bail when he was arrested Aug. 23 after he and a woman went to a home on Molokai Akau Street in Kahului. Police said the two were looking for someone suspected of taking the woman’s belongings when they entered the residence without permission.

Police said Redo brandished a large cane knife while saying, “Somebody is going to die tonight.”

In the vehicle driven by Redo, police reported finding two rifles. As a felon with a 2008 conviction for unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, Redo isn’t allowed to possess firearms.

He had pleaded no contest to first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree burglary and being felon in possession of a firearm in the case.

While Redo asked for probation, the prosecution argued for prison in the two cases.

Second Circuit Judge Joseph Cardoza imposed the concurrent prison sentences.