Second Kauai inmate on the run for nearly 2 weeks is back in custody

Second Kauai inmate on the run for nearly 2 weeks is back in custody

KAUAI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The second inmate missing from the Kauai Community Correctional Center since early August has been captured.

Kauai authorities said 37-year-old Jeffrey Kelekoma Jr. was arrested Friday morning.

Authorities said he was located by police in a makeshift campsite in Anahola and did attempt to flee on a moped. He was closely followed and eventually tracked down to a home in Kapaa.

He was arrested without injury and taken back to KCCC.

Kelekoma Jr. escaped on Aug. 4 with Isaiah Pongasi-Adric.

Both were missing from an 11 p.m. headcount that day. They were both being held in minimum security dorms.

A week later, Pongasi-Adric was arrested. He was being held for unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and criminal contempt, while Kelekoma Jr. is awaiting trial for felony assault, abuse, terroristic threatening and more.

Both men now face escape charges.

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