Police say 48-year-old Christopher Thomas Gonsalves of Pahoa struck and threatened an officer responding to the abuse call and then fled the scene. Police located him hiding in the brush on Ono Street in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision, and arrested him. Gonsalves was charged on Tuesday with first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree assaulting a police officer and abuse of a family/household member. His bail was set at $22,000.
Police also arrested Christopher’s son on Tuesday. 21-year-old Gordon A.E. Gonsalves was charged him with second-degree hindering prosecution for “using force against an officer to allow his father to get away”. His bail was set at $500.
Both men are being held at the cellblock pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday (August 14).
On Sunday, police pushed out a Nixle alert when the elder Gonsalves was on the loose. A second alert was issued when he was arrested, and the message also included information that another son – 27 year old son Christopher Gonsalves – was arrested just minutes earlier on Ono Street for two outstanding warrants and for a burglary that occurred in an apartment complex in Hilo.