Missing Man Also Wanted Suspect in Theft Case

Joseph Mason
Joseph Mason
Wallace Mason
Wallace Mason

(KHNL) -- There's a new twist in the case of a missing Waianae man.

40-year-old Joseph Mason vanished seven months ago. But last week, an Oahu grand jury returned an indictment against him.

Wallace Mason, the suspect's brother, says Joseph left his Waianae home June 17th.

Family members say they have not seen or heard from him since.

"Things don't look good right now," Wallace Mason said.

"He's been missing almost seven months. And, you know, though we have hopes, we're bracing ourselves for bad news."

Last week, an Oahu grand jury indicted five men, including Mason, on felony theft charges.

The suspects are accused of breaking into the Pictures Plus warehouse at campbell industrial park and stealing more than $40,000 worth of maple veneer wood.

"The family is very disappointed that we weren't at least given advance notice that we were going to be hearing news about an indictment on a theft issue," Wallace Mason said.

"We could have, you know, been better prepared to receive the information."

The lumber theft reportedly happened on July 21st, more than one month after Joseph Mason's disappearance.

"Right now, the family is just basically concerned about finding my brother," Mason says.

The day after the indictment was filed, police arrested Curtis Worsham, 35, Wiltron Ramos, 39, and Paul Pruse, 31.

Arrest warrants have been issued for David Botelho and Joseph Mason.

"Anybody with any information out there, please step forward so we can, the family can bring closure," says Mason.