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Hamilton man charged for shooting at vehicle full of people

A Hamilton man is accused of firing a handgun at a car with four people inside.

19-year-old James Robert Carter is being charged with four counts of assault with a weapon and four counts of criminal endangerment for allegedly shooting at his brother’s “former girlfriend,” and three other people.

According to court documents, Carter and his younger brother, who is identified in court documents as R.C., made social media posts about some of the people in the car. The four people then got in a car and drove to Carter’s house to confront him.

Carter and R.C. allegedly armed themselves with guns from their stepfather’s room, according to court documents, and waited near the driveway for the vehicle to arrive. Ravalli County 911 received reports of shots fired around 11:10 a.m. on Monday.

Reports are varied of who fired the shots and how many shots were fired. In the court

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Father-son duo charged with crimes connected to shooting at driver and ramming vehicle on Hawaii island

  • COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
                                Chad Vierra and Koapaka Vierra

    COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Chad Vierra and Koapaka Vierra

Hawaii County detectives arrested and charged a father and son from Keaau with several crimes related to a traffic-related altercation Wednesday in Keaau.

Chad Vierra, 43, was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening and various drug and ammunition charges. His bail was set at $9,000.

Koapaka Vierra, 23, was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal property damage. His bail was set at $10,000.

Just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to an area of Keaau Bypass Road (Highway 130) and Railroad Avenue for a report of two vehicle drivers pursuing one another and one driver firing a gun at the other vehicle.

Police said that Chad Vierra had reportedly been in a recent verbal altercation with the victim, another man, and had pointed a gun at him.

The two men were allegedly in a back-and-forth chasing of each other, police said.

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