Missing OCCC extended furlough inmate captured, arrested for attempted murder

Published: Mar. 10, 2016 at 10:39 AM HST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2016 at 10:45 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An Oahu Community Correctional Center extended furlough inmate who had been on the run since January was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, the Honolulu Police Department said.

Officers recognized the suspect, 36-year-old John Luna, around 5:40 p.m. in the Ala Moana area where he "utilized a vehicle in a manner that placed the lives of two on-duty police officers at risk," according to a police report. The vehicle then collided with a "fixed object," and police subsequently arrested Luna near Kapiolani Boulevard and Keeaumoku Street.

While investigating, officers also found illegal narcotics.

Hawaii News Now reached out to HPD for further details, but police could not elaborate on the case. However, they said Luna is being held on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree escape, third-degree promoting dangerous drugs and a contempt warrant. As of Friday morning, he was still in custody and not yet charged.

Luna was initially on an extended furlough program, serving time for first-degree burglary, second-degree robbery, unauthorized possession of confidential personal information, possession of a detrimental drug and prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia. He had failed to report for his scheduled check-in at OCCC on Jan. 27.

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