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Big Island escapee Jarvis Higa caught; Second escapee still on the run

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Police have caught Jarvis Naoki Higa. Police have caught Jarvis Naoki Higa.
Ryan James Jeffries-Hamar is still at large. Ryan James Jeffries-Hamar is still at large.
HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hawaii County police say a joint task force apprehended Jarvis Higa, 35, at 8:15 p.m. Friday in Kau after he attempted to run out of a residence in Oceanview.

Higa was arrested for multiple charges, to include escaping from the Hawaii County Correctional Center.

He is being transported to the Hilo Police Station for processing, police say.

The joint task force was made up of officers from both Hilo and Kona, and assisted by the State Sheriffs, along with Kau Police.

Still at large is escapee Ryan Jeffries-Hamar.

Related link: Two task forces assigned to catch prison escapees

 

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