UPDATE: Pre-Trial Inmate Escape From MCCC

August 27, 2020, 9:08 PM HST · Updated August 28, 7:49 PM

Update: 8.28.20

On Aug. 28, 2020 at about 2:25 p.m. John Kahalehoe was apprehended at residence in Waiehu. He was taken into police custody for Escape in the Second Degree. He was returned to Maui Community Correctional Center.

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A pre-trial detainee escaped from the Maui Community Correctional Center at around 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.


Preliminary reports indicate 27-year old John Kahalehoe escaped from Dorm 2, scaled the fence and ran into a cemetery next to the facility.

Staff chased him through the cemetery but lost sight of him in a construction area. Maui Police were called to assist in the search.

A lockdown was ordered for Dorm 2 during the search and lifted at 8:25 p.m.

Kahalehoe is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Kahalehoe is awaiting trial for unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, second and third degree theft, first degree burglary, promotion of a dangerous drug, credit card forgery and criminal property damage.

Kahalehoe faces an escape charge when found.  Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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