(BIVN) – 30-year-old Michael T. Soares of Hilo was charged on Sunday following an incident, and officer-involved shooting, on Ihope Road in Mountain View on Saturday morning.
On Sunday (June 9) after conferring with prosecutors, Michael T. Soares was charged for First Degree Criminal Property Damage, First Degree Criminal Trespass, and Second Degree Reckless Endangering. Bail for Soares was set at $27,000, and he is scheduled to make his initial court appearance this afternoon Monday (June 10).
Soares will also make a separate court appearance for an arrest warrant.
A previous police media release described the incident:
On Saturday (June 8) at approximately 7:00 a.m., an Ihope road homeowner discovered a maroon 1991 Ford Explorer parked near the house with the engine running and a male passed out in the driver seat. Police and Fire Department personnel were summoned.
Upon arrival officers noted the ignition had no key with wires pulled out behind the steering wheel. They awoke the male party and ordered him to turn off the vehicle and step outside, however, he refused and instead floored the gas pedal lurching forward and slamming into the garage of the residence. The suspect then shifted into reverse and recklessly backed up the driveway at a high rate of speed heading directly toward an ambulance, two firemen and the resident who were standing near the top of the driveway.
One of the two officers on scene fired one round through the windshield of the suspects’ vehicle as it was reversing causing the driver to duck down behind the dash, and the SUV became lodged between the ambulance, the side of the house and some brush, the suspect subsequently surrendered and was arrested.