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MCCC Pre-Trial Detainee Caught in Razor Wire in Attempted Escape

June 26, 2015, 7:56 PM HST
* Updated June 26, 8:29 PM
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Samson Hill.

Samson Hill.

By Maui Now Staff

A pre-trial detainee was captured after becoming caught in razor wire while attempting to escape from the Maui Community Correctional Center on Friday, June 26, 2015.

The incident was reported at 4:30 p.m. at the facility in Wailuku.

Officials with the state Department of Public Safety say Samson Hill, 26, tried to scale the 14-foot fence when he became caught in the razor wire.

Corrections officers pulled him down from the fence and quickly restrained him, according to department reports.

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Authorities say Hill was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

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No lockdown was initiated and state officials say Maui police were immediately notified.

“I commend our staff for quickly responding to prevent the escape and bringing the situation under immediate control,” said Public Safety Department Director Nolan Espinda.

Hill is awaiting trial for unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. State officials say a second-degree escape charge is expected to be added.

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