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Maui prisoner makes brief escape at Circuit Court

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:36 p.m. HST, Jul 07, 2014

A prison inmate who was being taken to Maui Circuit Court in Wailuku escaped on Monday, but was caught by a corrections officer after he ran about 100 yards.

The inmate, Kristopher Sharrott, will be charged with escape, Public Safety Department spokeswoman Toni Schwartz said.

Schwartz said Sharrott was being taken to court for a pretrial hearing on a charge of first-degree robbery and second-degree theft.

When the van arrived at court at 8:25 a.m., corrections officers unloaded the van and Sharrott immediately tried to run, she said.

Schwartz said Sharrott was fully shackled during the transport but somehow managed to get his leg shackles off.

"How he got his leg shackles off is under investigation," Schwartz said.

The Sheriff Division is conducting the investigation.

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paradiddle wrote:
Duh...so he tried to run/escape with shackles still on his right foot?
on July 7,2014 | 04:56PM
cojef wrote:
Not too swift!
on July 7,2014 | 05:03PM
Papakolea wrote:
How far did he expect to get...Kahului???
on July 7,2014 | 06:36PM
soundofreason wrote:
"Schwartz said Sharrott was fully shackled during the transport but somehow managed to get his leg shackles off.">>>>Ummm......to loose maybe?
on July 7,2014 | 07:58PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Too bad the guards didn't shoot him trying to escape........
on July 7,2014 | 08:10PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Don't be ridiculous! Bullets costs money.
on July 8,2014 | 07:13AM
loquaciousone wrote:
They must not eat too much donuts on Maui. Our sheriffs couldn't run a hundred yards if a tsunami was chasing them.
on July 8,2014 | 07:12AM
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