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Missing Oahu inmate located, faces escape charge

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HONOLULU (AP) - A missing inmate who was on work furlough has been found and is at Oahu Community Correctional Center.

The state Department of Public Safety says Ernest Vierra was located Monday night.

He was reported missing after a headcount at the Laumaka Work Furlough Center on Friday morning. The center is a block away from the jail.

Public safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz says Vierra was considered on "community custody status," the lowest custody level.

He was serving time for second-degree robbery and unauthorized control of a vehicle. He's now facing a second-degree escape charge.

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