Bat attack attempt results in arrest

Bail was set at $12,000 for a Molokai man who was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly swung a bat at another man.

Gery Graham, 67, of Kaunakakai was charged with attempted second-degree assault, two firearms offenses and fourth-degree criminal property damage.

According to a declaration filed in court to support the charges, Graham swung the baseball bat at his nephew while he and Graham’s sister were in a bedroom of the family residence.

Then, Graham was heard chambering a round into a bolt-action rifle outside the window of the bedroom where the two were, according to the declaration. Police reported finding a loaded Remington .22-rifle, baseball bat and bullets in a search of Graham’s bedroom.

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