Man allegedly breaks into house, throws machete at cop

A 22-year-old man allegedly burglarized a house in Chinatown Thursday midnight, threw a machete at a police officer, and threatened to kill the officer.

The suspect, Kition Emor, allegedly tried to run away, but police officers arrested him.

Emor was taken to Superior Court last Friday on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, assault, and disturbing the peace.

Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho on Tuesday continued the preliminary hearing to May 22 at 1:30pm after Chief Public Defender Douglas Hartig moved for an appointment of a Chuukese court interpreter for Emor.

Camacho granted the motion.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a veteran journalist who has covered all news beats in the CNMI. Born in Lilo-an, Cebu City in the Philippines, De la Torre graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a recipient of many commendations and awards, including the CNMI Judiciary’s prestigious Justice Award for his over 10 years of reporting on the judiciary’s proceedings and decisions. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@saipantribune.com

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