Kauai police capture 19-year-old Kauai Community Correctional Center escapee

Updated: Apr. 9, 2017 at 4:40 PM HST
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WAILUA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai police have captured an inmate that was reported missing from the Kauai Community Correctional Center Sunday morning.

The Department of Public Safety said 19-year-old Ezekiel Bagano was reported missing around 5:20 a.m. after the kitchen supervisor saw Bagano was not at his designated work station.

The facility was placed on lockdown, and a headcount confirmed Bagano was not on facility grounds.

It is unclear how he escaped.

Sunday afternoon, KPD received a tip. Then, around 2:30 p.m., Kauai police say they located Bagano outside a Kapaa apartment.

Bagano is a pre-trial detainee awaiting trial for Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle after he allegedly stole a car in February.

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