Maui inmate makes brief escape

Maui inmate makes brief escape

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - An inmate at the Maui Community Correctional Center managed to briefly escape Monday morning, authorities say.

At approximately 8:40 a.m., MCCC inmate Edward Morgan was cleaning inside the front gatehouse. That's when he slipped out the front door behind a civilian who walked in at the same time, according to Hawaii Department of Public Safety officials.

Two corrections officers chased after Morgan and caught him a couple blocks away from the facility. The incident is under investigation.

Morgan is serving time at MCCC for Burglary and Theft. His current prison sentence ends in December 2015. He is now in Maui Police custody pending an added escape charge.

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