Big Island police are seeking the public’s help in finding escapee Jeremy Ward, who failed to return from a furlough pass on Aug. 27.
Ward, 39, is a community custody inmate in the work furlough program with pass privileges. Community custody is the lowest classification status.
Ward left the Hale Nani Correctional Facility in Panaewa outside of Hilo at 8 a.m. Aug. 27 and was scheduled to return by 8 p.m.
Ward is 5 feet 5 inches tall and and weighs 135 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
He has a red heart tattoo with the name “Tanya” on the left side of his chest, tribal-style tattoos on his left lower arm, the word “FEATHER” on the back of his left upper arm and other assorted tattoos on his right arm, his back, and the back of his left hand.
Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.
Ward was serving time for second-degree theft, bail jumping and promoting prison contraband. His next parole hearing was scheduled for November.