Big Island police seek Hale Nani escapee

Big Island police seek Hale Nani escapee

By Chantelle Aguilar
HNN Digital Intern

PUNA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Island police need the public's help searching for a 34-year-old Puna man.

Shawn Travis Kaawa allegedly escaped from the Hale Nani correctional facility on Sept. 15 at about 2 p.m.

Police describe Kaawa as 5-foot-4, approximately 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tribal-style tattoo on his left forearm and the word "HAWAII" on the back of his left hand.

Anyone with further information should call the Hawaii Island's Police Department non-emergency line at 935-3311, or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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