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Captain Cook woman charged in connection with escaped inmate

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Elizabeth Maile Medeiros

Elizabeth Maile Medeiros

A 40-year-old Captain Cook woman has been charged with hindering prosecution in connection with an inmate from Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center who was being sought for escape.

While police were searching for Ryan Jeffries-Hamar, they developed information that Elizabeth Maile Medeiros, also known as Maile Medeiros, had provided transportation and clothing for him while he was still at large.

At 1:34 p.m. Thursday, officers arrested Medeiros while she was at Circuit Court in Kealakekua on an unrelated matter. She was taken to the Kona police cellblock while police continued the investigation.

Friday afternoon, Medeiros was charged with first-degree hindering prosecution, a Class C felony. She remains at the cellblock in lieu of $2,000 bail pending her initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.

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