Cockfight threat
leads to 2 arrests

Police find guns and drug
paraphernalia in a search of a car

Two men accused of attempting to strong-arm organizers of cockfighting activity in Waianae over the weekend were arrested on federal firearms violations.

George J.L. Paris and Frank E. Boyd were arrested Sunday after they and two other males showed up at an Apuupuu Road residence near Kaukama Road.

Their arrest came a day after Paris allegedly warned individuals at the property that there would be "war" if they didn't agree to implement a Filipino coin-toss gambling game at the cockfight and share the proceeds, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court yesterday.

On Sunday, a witness allegedly saw Boyd holding a green shirt in his hand that appeared to be wrapped around a handgun with the butt of the gun showing. The witness told police that Boyd tossed the handgun into the rear seat of a 2005 Toyota Scion, later identified as registered to Paris.

With Paris' consent, police searched the car and found in the back seat a loaded 12-gauge shotgun. They also recovered in the trunk a loaded .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun. Also found were three glass pipes containing residue and two clear plastic packets containing a substance later confirmed to be crystal methamphetamine.

Boyd allegedly admitted later that he brought both firearms into Paris' car when Paris picked him up. He said the shotgun was for him and the handgun was for whomever needed it.

Paris was arrested for suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was convicted in state Circuit Court in 1997 of a felony firearm offense and was sentenced to five years probation.

Boyd was arrested for suspicion of being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm.

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