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. (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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