Couple charged after Mountain View woman allegedly brandished gun at another driver on Highway 11
Thirty-three-year-old Keani Grace and 40-year-old Samuel Leslie, both of Mountain View, were arrested and charged following an Oct. 22 terroristic threatening incident on Highway 11.
The police reports indicate that Grace brandished a firearm at the driver of another vehicle before veering off of the roadway and into a ditch on the southbound shoulder.
Grace and Leslie both made their initial appearances Wednesday afternoon in Hilo District Court. Their bail was maintained and they were ordered to appear for preliminary hearings Oct. 27.
Grace remains in custody in lieu of $43,010 bail. Leslie remains in custody in lieu of $85,000 bail.
Grace was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on a highway, place to keep loaded firearms other than pistols and revolvers, third-degree promoting a dangerous drug (methamphetamine), ownership prohibited (a shotgun with a barrel length of less than 18 inches) and three counts of place to keep ammunition.
Leslie was charged with ownership or possession of firearm prohibited (prior felony convictions), place to keep pistol or revolver (carried or possessed a loaded Beretta brand .25-caliber pistol), carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on a highway and third-degree promoting a dangerous drug (methamphetamine).
Place to keep pistol or revolver, place to keep loaded firearms other than pistols and revolvers, carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on a highway and ownership or possession prohibited are all Class B felonies carrying a possible penalty of either a 10-year prison term or four years probation and up to 18 months in jail.