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Police nab escapee Jarvis Higa in Ka‘u Friday morning (Dec 7)


Jarvis Naoki Higa

Jarvis Naoki Higa

On December 7, 2012, at approximately 8:15 a.m., a joint task force apprehended Hawaii Community Correctional Center escapee Jarvis Higa, 35 years-old, in Ocean View, Ka‘u, after he attempted to flee a residence on foot. Higa was arrested for multiple charges including escaping from the Hawaii County Correctional Center.

Higa is being transported to the Hilo Police Station for processing. The joint task force was made up of officers from both Hilo, Kona and assisted by the State Sheriffs, along with Ka‘u police.

Ryan Jeffries-Hamar

Ryan Jeffries-Hamar

Still at large is 31 year-old Ryan James Jeffries-Hamar. He is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-7, about 170 pounds, with blue eyes and short reddish-brown hair. Jeffries-Hamar was serving his sentence at the facility for a parole violation and was awaiting trial for a previous escape from the Hale Nani facility in August of this year. He is considered dangerous.

Police urge the public to call 911 if they see either Jeffries-Hamar.

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