Hilo man charged in Terroristic Threatening investigation 06-23-06

PHONE: 961-2252
JUNE 23, 2006


Francis O. Carter
…charged with Terroristic Threatening


Hilo detectives charged 37 year-old Francis O. Carter, also known as “Adobo”, early Friday evening (June 23, 2006) with two counts of first degree terroristic threatening in an incident involving an alleged plot to kill two police officers.

Criminal Investigations Section detectives investigating the planned murders of two Hilo police Officers and their families arrested Carter earlier in the day in the parking lot of his Wainaku apartment complex. The officers threatened, assigned to the department’s Ice Task Force, were allegedly targeted because of their successful efforts in taking methamphetamine dealers off our streets.

Carter, recently freed on $100,000 bond for pending drug offenses is now being held at the police cellblock in lieu of $200,000 bail for the new charges until his initial court appearance.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Gregory Esteban of the Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2384 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311. Persons who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept strictly confidential.

# # #

This entry was posted in Media Releases. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.