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Authorities capture escapee Jarvis Higa in Kau

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:05 a.m. HST, Dec 08, 2012

One of two men who escaped from Hilo’s Hawaii Community Correctional Center was captured in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision in Kau Friday evening.

Jarvis Naoki Higa, 35, was arrested about 8:15 p.m., the Department of Public Safety and Hawaii County police said.

A team of about 15 officers converged on a home near Paradise Parkway, said police Capt. Robert Wagner, head of Hilo patrol. Several people fled from the house on foot, including Higa, he said.

Higa was captured a short distance away by the team of officers from the Hilo, Kona and Kau districts, as well as state deputy sheriffs.

Wagner said they began looking for Higa in Ocean View, a large subdivision just south of Manuka State Park, earlier Friday after receiving a tip from a reliable source.

Higa was taken to the Hilo police station for processing.

Ryan James Jeffries-Hamar, 31, remains at large.

The two men escaped from the Hilo jail Wednesday morning after overpowering and assaulting a corrections officer and taking off in the jail librarian's car.

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KonaGold wrote:
Good job.
on December 7,2012 | 11:17PM
ejkorvette wrote:
Back in Jail. Hope the CO's(Correctional Officers) learned a lesson, that seems all too not learned and often times failed. Positive control of the prisoners, AT ALL TIMES!!! Sheesh! Training time once again eh?
on December 8,2012 | 02:44AM
allie wrote:
Big Island has real problems with competence in law enforcement. Look for this guy to walk out of prison as guards snooze.
on December 8,2012 | 06:46AM
Kaimiloa wrote:
You sure know a lot about everything.
on December 8,2012 | 07:07AM
smooshpappy wrote:
That's allie - knows everything about everything and aint afraid to say so, especially if she can criticize someone/something in the process. In his/her mind, it must wonderful to be him/her.
on December 8,2012 | 11:06AM
aomohoa wrote:
There you go again thinking that you know everything. LOL!
on December 8,2012 | 08:13AM
volcanohereicome wrote:
Do you live here? I mean the Big Island? If not, shut up.
on December 8,2012 | 11:51AM
aomohoa wrote:
You'll never shut Allie up. She is a Mandan and will tell you she has the right to be rude to everyone. LOL!
on December 8,2012 | 12:47PM
alfie1 wrote:
Yes-what the hell was the guard doing -allegedly with keys -with him while in the library-where was the back up Guard, or supervisor=HELLO P/P Operation! Got the whole isle up in an unsafe situation!!!! It doesn't get any better!
on December 8,2012 | 03:51AM
allie wrote:
on December 8,2012 | 07:47AM
808comp wrote:
Bet the other guy is in the Kona area.
on December 8,2012 | 04:33AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
One low life down, one to go.
on December 8,2012 | 04:58AM
808warriorfan wrote:
on December 8,2012 | 06:52AM
bigislandkurt wrote:
It's Ka'u.....as in Kah-ooooo. Not Kau as in Cow. Star Advertiser editors suck.
on December 8,2012 | 07:12AM
allie wrote:
on December 8,2012 | 07:48AM
Fred01 wrote:
No, its' Cow.
on December 8,2012 | 09:00AM
cojef wrote:
Certainly a wasted life. What future holds for this felon? Only more grief for family and self. Taxpayers are now responsible for his upkeep, and maybe his rehabilitation. Doubt it though with his penchant for flaunting the laws.
on December 8,2012 | 07:58AM
tobyclairmont wrote:
I'm waiting for a family member to report "he was just truning his life around" Give me a break.
on December 8,2012 | 10:57AM
aomohoa wrote:
One down, one to go!
on December 8,2012 | 08:15AM
Grimbold wrote:
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on December 8,2012 | 08:51AM
tobyclairmont wrote:
I least we know the bad guys from the good guys.
on December 8,2012 | 10:56AM
kahu808 wrote:
Looks like Beavis.
on December 8,2012 | 09:03AM
tobyclairmont wrote:
I hope they arrested the people harboring him too...need to get serious about law enforcement and career criminals.
on December 8,2012 | 10:55AM
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