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Laumaka escapee captured; returned to OCCC

Published On: Sep 24 2013 07:04:03 AM HST
Escaped inmate Ernest Vierra

Ernest Vierra

HONOLULU -

An escapee from the Laumaka Work Furlough Center was brought back to the Oahu Community Correction Center by sheriffs Monday at 8:30 p.m., according to the Hawai'i Department of Public Safety.

Ernest Vierra, 29, was missing since Friday morning.  Honolulu police and state sheriffs were notified.

Vierra was a work furlough inmate and had a Community Custody status, which is the lowest level below minimum custody.

He was serving time for second-degree robbery and auto theft.  Escape will be added to his charges.

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