Hale Nani escapee arrested in West Hawaii

Published On: Sep 10 2012 12:28:41 PM HST

Ryan Jeffries-Hamar


A 31-year-old Kailua-Kona man wanted for allegedly escaping from a correctional facility was arrested in West Hawaii, according to Big Island police.

Ryan Jeffries-Hamar was located and arrested Saturday in Kealakekua near the intersection of Highway 11 and Halekii Street.  He is suspected of escaping from Hale Nani off Route 11 Tuesday afternoon.

Jeffries-Hamar also had an outstanding arrest warrant for violation of terms and conditions of furlough that he was arrested for.

At 6:00 p.m. Sunday, detectives charged Ryan James Jeffries-Hamar with escape in the second degree.  Bail was set at $10,000.  There was no bail set by the courts for the arrest warrant.

He was being held at the Kona police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.


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