Honolulu police capture missing Laumaka inmate

Justin Kondo
Justin Kondo

By Jon Rombaoa

Honolulu police have arrested Justin Kondo, an inmate on work furlough, after he failed to return to OCCC Tuesday night.

Kondo was arrested in Waipahu on Wednesday around 1:25 p.m.

As an inmate in the Laumaka Work Furlough program, Kondo is permitted to work in the community as long as he reports back to OCCC after work. Inmates who choose not report back to OCCC are considered to be escapees.

Kondo is just one of several inmates to walk away from work furlough in recent weeks.  Convicted sex offender, Allan Abihai walked away from his work furlough program earlier this month.  Police are still searching for Abihai.

On April 19, inmate Anthony Robert Delmondo walked away from Laumaka and was not captured until May 15 after allegedly robbing Kay Jewelers at Windward Mall.

Kondo was serving time for burglary in the first degree and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

His next parole hearing was scheduled for July 15.

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