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Armed with knives, second escaped Kauai inmate captured

Kamoelii Kolo (left) and Joshua Kaimana Preston (right). (Image: Department of Public Safety) Kamoelii Kolo (left) and Joshua Kaimana Preston (right). (Image: Department of Public Safety)
WAILUA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A nearly three-day manhunt on the Garden Isle has ended.

Two inmates who escaped from the Kauai Community Correction Center last week are back in police custody.

The Kauai Police Department said 36-year-old Joshua Kaimana Preston walked out of the Kauai Community Correctional Center with 35-year-old inmate Kamoelii Kolo around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Preston was later captured around 5:30 p.m. near the Wailua Golf Course that same day, but Kolo remained on the run until Saturday.

KPD said Kolo was seen near the Hanapepe River Crossing just before 11:30 a.m.

When police arrived, he fled on foot and was reportedly armed with knives in each hand. Officers used a taser on Kolo and they were able to detail him. 

He was taken in to custody and transported to the Wilcox Memorial Hospital for medical clearance. He was then booked at the Lihue Police Cellblock where he remains. 

Both inmates now face an additional escape charge.

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