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Prison furlough escapee sought

Extended furlough inmate Josiah Smith failed to report to the Hale Nani Reintegration Center in Hilo for his scheduled check-in at 8 a.m. Friday, according to a statement from the Department of Public Safety.

Police have been notified. Hale Nani staff attempted to contact and locate him. When attempts failed Hawaii Police were notified.

Smith is described as 26-years old, 6 feet 4 inches tall and 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

He was convicted of second-degree theft and theft or forgery of a credit card. His next parole hearing was scheduled for September.

He’s now wanted on suspicion of second-degree escape.

Anyone who sees Smith or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the police nonemergency number at 935-3311.

 

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