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Laumaka escapee back behind bars

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:08 a.m. HST, Sep 24, 2013

A 29 year-old Oahu Community Correctional Center escapee from a work furlough program was recaptured Monday night and returned to the Kalihi prison.

Ernest Vierra, who was serving time for second-degree robbery and car theft, was reported missing after a Friday morning head count at the Laumaka Work Furlough Center.

Vierra had held a community custody status --the lowest level of incarceration.

He now faces an additional charge of second-degree escape.

Deputy sheriffs on the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force Fugitive Team worked various leads that eventually led to Vierra's arrest in Kapolei. Sheriff's returned him to  OCCC at 8:30 p.m

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Anonymous wrote:
Ernie, I guess now your sentence is going to be extended a bit, UDF. Just couldn't wait, could you?
on September 24,2013 | 07:30AM
paniolo wrote:
Couple DAYS free and now adding couple YEARS. That's why you in there, lolo.
on September 24,2013 | 07:43AM
cojef wrote:
Impetuous decision for freedom results in a longer period behind bars. Apparently this individual has impaired abilities to determine right from wrong. Sorry mess of humanity.
on September 24,2013 | 08:34AM
joseph007 wrote:
usually these escapes result in no additional time.
on September 24,2013 | 08:42AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Probably institutionalized and unable or unwilling to make it in the real world.....
on September 24,2013 | 08:44AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
What infuriates me is the fact that the last time we captured an escapee he served his escape penalty concurrently with his current charges. I can see why we have more escapes. We need to have convicts serve the escape charge consecutively or not even bother with such a charge. Laws should be changed so that the judge cannot decide whether a convict serve the escape penalty concurrently or consecutively. Given the history of judges giving such lenient sentences to escapees, we need to change the law to reflect the seriousness of this crime.
on September 24,2013 | 10:46AM
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