Manhunt suspect changes plea: Walter Gomes III to be sentenced in July

Walter Gomes III makes his initial appearance in April 2019 in Kona District Court. (LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today)

A Kailua-Kona man charged in a March 2019 shooting incident that seriously injured one and triggered an 11-day manhunt recently changed his plea and faces up to five years behind bars when sentenced in July.