Missing Kauai inmate arrested, stolen dogs returned to Humane Society

Published: Jun. 18, 2016 at 2:05 AM HST|Updated: Jun. 18, 2016 at 9:46 PM HST
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(Image: Kauai Police Department)
(Image: Kauai Police Department)

WAILUA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai police arrested on Friday afternoon an extended furlough inmate who has been missing since January 14, 2015, and another female for hindering prosecution.

Kauai police say 45-year-old Orlando Manguchei was in an area known as Filters nearby a pickup truck and attempted to flee upon discovering the officers. Manguchei was also found to be in possession of a handgun, which has been seized by police as evidence pending a search warrant.

Manguchei was returned to the Kauai Community Correctional Center at 8:15 p.m.

Police also arrested the owner of the pickup truck, 47-year-old Michelle Chandler, for hindering prosecution in the first-degree. Chandler with Manguchei at the time of his capture.

Chandler remains in police cellblock.

Police also found two dogs in the truck and two more dogs nearby that were believe to be the dogs Kauai Humane Society reported as missing in May. The four dogs have since been returned to the Human Society.

Manguchei was serving time for terroristic threatening and third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug before his escape. Police say it expects Manguchei and Chandler to face additional charges after all evidence has been processed.

"Orlando Manguchei is a well-known criminal on our island and people will feel safer knowing that he is back in custody," police chief Darryl Perry said.

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