Texas fugitive arrested on Big Island

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - U.S. marshals in Hawaii arrested on Monday evening a Texas fugitive wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault.

Samuel Lawrence Adkins, 19, was located and apprehended by the Hawaii Fugitive Task Force at a rental home located on 8th Avenue in Keaau.

On August 1, 2012, the State of Texas issued an arrest warrant for Adkins charging him with one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault, a felony in the 1st degree.

The alleged incident took place in the early morning hours of July 30, 2012 in Austin, where Adkins used the threat of deadly force to facilitate the assault.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force received information that Adkins fled Texas and was now in Hawaii. The Hawaii Fugitive Task Force picked up the investigation and tracked Adkins to a residence in Keaau, Hawaii.
As task force officers approached the residence, Adkins fled out the back door and a short foot chase entailed. Adkins is currently being housed at the Hawaii County Correction Center where he awaits an extradition hearing back to Austin, Texas. Adkins is being held on a $500,000 bond.

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