Authorities are searching for a work furlough inmate who failed to return to the TJ Mahoney furlough home Wednesday morning.
Honolulu police and sheriffs were notified that 25-year-old Nikki Spears did not return at her scheduled time after work at around 3:15 a.m., according to the Department of Public Safety.
Spears is described as 5'5” and weighing around 155 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was serving time for forgery and identity theft, but an escape charge is expected to be added. Her next parole hearing is scheduled for February.
TJ Mahoney and Associates, located in Kalihi, is a contracted furlough program for female offenders. Inmates are required to obtain employment, attend support groups and complete life skills classes and community service.