2nd man charged in connection with Kailua-Kona burglary

Benson, 23, already charged Queen Kalama Ave. burglary

Published  10:31 AM HST Apr 25, 2013
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -

Big Island police have charged a second suspect in connection with a burglary on Queen Kalama Avenue in Kailua-Kona on April 5.

Ammon K. Kamohai, 22, of Kailua-Kona was initially arrested Monday afternoon on two warrants for revoking probation in a drug case and on suspicion of promoting a dangerous drug.  He was also wanted for questioning in connection with additional felonies.

Kamohai’s bail for the probation revocation charges was set at $100,000 and he appeared in court on Tuesday.

After court, police returned Kamohai to the Kona police cellblock , where they arrested him on the additional felonies, including those connected with the April 5 burglary.

At 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, detectives charged him with first-degree burglary, second-degree theft, attempted second-degree theft and forgery for the April 5 burglary.

The other suspect in the April 5 burglary, 23-year-old Tonino Benson of Kailua-Kona, was charged on April 12 with the same offenses.

Kamohai was also charged Wednesday with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle for allegedly removing a vehicle from the parking lot of an apartment complex off Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona sometime between Sunday and Monday.  His bail on those charges was $65,000.

Kamohai was not charged in the promoting a dangerous drug case pending additional investigation.

He remained at the Kona cellblock pending another court appearance scheduled for Thursday.

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