Maui Pre-Trial Felon Fails to Return to Maui Jail

October 8, 2019, 12:15 PM HST · Updated October 8, 12:18 PM

Richard Kealoha-Kaauwai.

Sheriffs on Maui are searching for pre-trial felon Richard Kealoha-Kaauwai.

Kealoha-Kaauwai was issued a court ordered temporary, three-day release to attend to a personal matter.

As ordered, he was released from Maui Community Correctional Center “MCCC” on Friday, Oct. 4 and was scheduled to report back to MCCC on Monday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m.

Maui Police and State Sheriffs were notified yesterday of his failure to return.


Kealoha-Kaauwai is 27 years old. He is 5’6″ tall and weighs 145 pounds with brown eyes and hair. He is awaiting trial for abuse of a family or household member and third degree promotion of a dangerous drug.

If seen, call 911 or the Sheriff’s office at (808) 586-1352.


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