Two banned from Kahului location in alleged shooting case
Two men were ordered to stay away from a Papa Place location in Kahului on Friday after posting bail on a first-degree terroristic threatening charge for allegedly using a pump BB gun or air soft rifle to “hunt for victims.”
Second Circuit Judge Rhonda Loo ordered co-defendants Cody Rames,19, of Makawao and Jarren Kanae, 19, of Wailuku to stay away from 246 Papa Place in Kahului. Kanae also was ordered to stay away from Down to Earth in Kahului, attorneys said.
Deputy Prosecutor Jeffery Temas asked that the men be ordered to stay away from Down to Earth because that was where they and two other men allegedly went “to look for victims” in the parking lot.
“They pose a serious threat to the community, using the dark of night to hunt for victims,” Temas said.
Temas also had wanted Loo to order the men not to access social media sites such as YouTube, because the men appeared to be mimicking behavior from a video titled “bum shoot.”
He also asked that Rames not be allowed to drive the Ford SUV used in the incident.
Deputy Public Defender Jared Brickey objected to the conditions, saying that a judge cannot monitor what someone does on social media, that Down to Earth is a public place of business and that the alleged incident did not occur there.
“These are allegations,” Brickey said.
Loo denied the requests from Temas regarding social media use and the driving restriction for Rames.
Rames and Kanae made their initial appearances in court this week while in custody, but both have since posted $5,000 bail.
Loo also ordered Rames and Kanae to avoid talking to each other or any of the other defendants about the incident.
According to court records, a witness complained about hearing shots from a BB gun or air soft rifle around 12:36 a.m. Feb. 11. The defendants were later indicted by a grand jury, court records show.
Loo is allowing Rames and Kanae to have contact because, although they listed residences in different towns, they are roommates and work together. The two men also are allowed to have contact with co-defendant Christian Tan, 19, of Kahului, who has been charged in the incident but not yet arraigned.
Rames, Kanae and Tan work together. Tan has posted $5,000 bail on the first-degree terroristic threatening charge, police records show.
Rames and Kanae were ordered to stay away from co-defendant Anthony Aboy, 21, of Kahului, who also was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening in the incident and posted $5,000 bail. He has not been arraigned, court records show.