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32 fugitives arrested in Kona

U.S. Marshals Hawaii Fugitive Task Force Officers comprised of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Hawaii State Sheriff’s Department, Maui Police Department, Hawaii County Police Department and Kauai Police Department located and arrested 32 state fugitives clearing 45 warrants during a warrant operation which began on Monday and wrapped up yesterday afternoon. Task Force Officers targeted fugitives with extensive criminal histories to include kidnapping, robbery, possession of narcotics and firearms.

Task Force Officers began the Operation on Monday by arresting Arizona native Sean Patrick Carroll at Full Life in Kealakekua. On Feb. 13, officials in Gila, Ariz, issued a warrant of arrest for Carroll, 21, charging him with three counts of sexual assault, a class two felony. The alleged crime took place in August 2011 involving two female victims both under 15 years old. Carroll is being held at Hawaii Community Correctional Center pending extradition back to Arizona. He is being held on $100,000 bond.

On Tuesday, 26-year-old Qshawane Argeme Pryor was arrested without incident for violation of parole. Pryor was paroled from the Kansas Department of Corrections Facility on Oct. 13, 2011. He has since violated the terms and conditions under which he was released and a warrant was issued on Oct. 1, 2012 for his arrest. Pryor was on parole for sale of opiates and possession of depressants, stimulants and hallucinogenics. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Topeka, Kansas received information that Pryor fled Kansas and was residing in Kona. The Hawaii Fugitive Task Force picked up the investigation and tracked Pryor to a residence in Waikoloa. Pryor is being housed at Hawaii County Correction Center where he awaits an extradition hearing back to Topeka, Kan.

On Tuesday, Task Force officers arrested 26-year-old Garrett Teaua Tehaamatai at a residence in Kailua-Kona. Tehaamatai was wanted for four state warrants charging him with two probation violations, second-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree burglary, and second-degree theft. Tehaamatai has been convicted of first-degree terroristic threatening, abuse of a family member and unlawful imprisonment. He is being held on two bonds totaling $45,300.


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