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Police arrest work furlough escapee

A 45-year-old Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate is a facing an escape charge after he failed to return from a work furlough leave on Tuesday.

Hashim Mustapha left OCCC’s Laumaka Work Furlough Center at 9 p.m. Monday. He was supposed to return to the Kalihi facility at 9 a.m. the next morning, but failed to show up. 

Mustapha was found this morning and arrested at 4 a.m., and will likely have a second-degree escape charge added to his sentence.

He was serving time for second-degree methamphetamine trafficking and third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug. He was scheduled for a parole hearing in January.

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