Work furlough inmate sought by authorities after leaving facility

Work furlough inmate sought by authorities after leaving facility
Robert Yamaguchi, 34, left the Laumaka work furlough facility Tuesday. (Source: DPS)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Department of Public safety is searching for a Laumaka work furlough inmate that made an unauthorized exit Tuesday afternoon.

State officials said 34-year-old Robert Yamaguchi left the Laumaka Work Furlough Center around 3:30 p.m.

He was not authorized to leave, which prompted Public Safety officials to alert State Sheriffs and Honolulu Police of his exit.

Yamaguchi is serving time for Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle, Promoting a Dangerous Drug, Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia and Bail Jumping, the state said in a news release.

He is expected to face an additional charge of escape when found. His next parole hearing is set for August.

Yamaguchi is described as 5-feet, 3-inches tall, 162 pounds with brown eyes and a shaven head. He also has the name “Melissa” tattooed on the right side of his neck.

He was classified as a community custody inmate with pass privileges. It is the lowest classification status.

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or State Sheriffs at 586-1352.

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