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32 fugitives arrested in Kona sweep

Published On: Mar 15 2013 01:48:56 PM HST
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -

The U.S. Marshals Hawaii Fugitive Task Force Officers comprised of U.S. Marshals, Hawaii State Sheriff’s Department, Maui Police Department, Hawaii County Police Department, and Kauai Police Department located and arrested 32 state fugitives clearing 45 warrants during a warrant Operation which began on Monday and wrapped up Thursday afternoon.

Task Force Officers targeted fugitives with extensive criminal histories to include kidnapping, robbery, possession of narcotics and firearms.

Task Force Officers began the operation on Monday by arresting Arizona native Sean Patrick Carroll at Full Life in Kealakekua.

On Feb. 13, the State of Arizona City of Gila issued a warrant of arrest for Carroll, 21, charging him with three counts of Sexual Assault, a class two felony.  The alleged crime took place in August 2011 involving two female victims both under fifteen years of age.  Carroll is being held at Hawaii Community Correctional Center pending extradition back to Arizona.  He is being held on $100,000 bond.

On Tuesday, Qshawane Argeme Pryor, 26, was arrested without incident for violation of parole.  Pryor was paroled from the Kansas Department of Corrections Facility on October 13, 2011.  He has since violated the terms and conditions under which he was released and a warrant was issued on October 1, 2012 for his arrest.  Pryor was on parole for Sale of Opiates and Possession of Depressants, Stimulants, and Hallucinogenic.  The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Topeka, Kansas received information that Pryor fled Kansas and was residing in Kona.  The Hawaii Fugitive Task Force picked up the investigation and tracked Pryor to a residence in Waikaloa.  Pryor is being housed at Hawaii County Correction Center where he awaits an extradition hearing back to Topeka, Kansas.

On Tuesday, Task Force Officers arrested 26 year-old Garrett TeauaTehaamatai at a residence in Kailua-Kona.  Tehaamatai was wanted for four State warrants charging him with two Probation Violations, Terroristic Threatening in the second degree, Burglary in the first degree, and Theft in the second degree.  Tehaamatai has been convicted of Terroristic Threatening in the first degree, Abuse of a Family and Unlawful Imprisonment.  He is being held on two bonds totaling $45,300.

The U.S. Marshals Hawaii Fugitive Task Force is comprised of U.S. Marshals, Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Hawaii State Sheriffs Department, Maui Police Department, Hawaii County Police Department, Honolulu Police Department, Honolulu Prosecutor's Office and Kauai Police Department.

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