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Kaua‘i Police Seek Man in Connection for Attempted Murder of 3 Officers

February 17, 2017, 12:58 PM HST
* Updated February 17, 1:01 PM
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Attorney General Doug Chin announced that a Kaua‘i grand jury yesterday indicted Kalei Hi‘ilei Goodwin and Kanbert A.T. Alapai for the attempted murder of three Kaua‘i police officers while in the performance of their official duties.

On Feb. 9, 2017, Goodwin and Alapai, while driving separate vehicles during the same incident, allegedly attempted to run over Officers Brian Silva, James Rodriguez and Kapena Wilson.

“Our police officers put themselves on the front line every day to keep us safe,” Attorney General Doug Chin said. “If their lives are ever threatened, the law demands severe consequences.”

Attempted murder of a law enforcement officer is punishable by life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

In addition to the attempted murder charges, the grand jury indicted Goodwin for resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle. Goodwin and Alapai were also indicted for drug offenses.

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Alapai is currently in custody and his bail has been set at $250,000. Goodwin is still at large. A warrant has been issued for Goodwin’s arrest with bail set at half a million dollars ($500,000.00). Goodwin is 31 years old, 5’3” tall, weighs approximately 175

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Goodwin is still at large. A warrant has been issued for Goodwin’s arrest with bail set at $500,000.

Goodwin is 31 years old, 5’3” tall, weighs approximately 175 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair. A photograph of Goodwin is attached.

Anyone with information that could help locate Goodwin should call the Kauai Police Department dispatch line at (808) 241-1711 or Kauai CrimeStoppers at (808) 246-8300.

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Each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he is found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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