Missing mom's ex-husband arrested for violating parole

Loida Wideman
Loida Wideman

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The ex-husband of a Waipahu woman missing for nearly a week has been arrested for violating his parole.

Lonnell Wideman was taken into custody at his Makakilo home at approximately 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Since his ex-wife Loida Wideman disappeared on her way to work May 12, Wideman had been helping to take care of their three children, ages five, eight and eleven.

The arrest comes days after he was questioned and released by detectives, and police have not named Wideman as a suspect in his ex-wife's disappearance. Authorities took custody of the Wideman's children and planned to deliver them to Loida Wideman's uncle.

At this point it is unclear what he was on parole for, but Wideman's criminal record includes an attempted murder conviction in 1988.

Loida Wideman's brother said Friday that police intended to return to Pearl City on Saturday to search another area near the spot where her car was found on Thursday.

We will have more on this developing story as it becomes available.

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