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Police arrest Kahi Mohala escapee after Mililani robbery

  • COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

    Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health escapee Gregory A. Labar was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of second-degree robbery.

Police arrested a Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health escapee in connection with a robbery in Mililani.

Gregory A. Labar was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of second-degree robbery, second-degree escape and four warrants. He remains in custody pending further investigation.

Just after 4:15 p.m. Monday, police said the suspect later identified as Labar used physical force against a 61-year-old woman in the commission of theft at the Town Center of Mililani.

Police arrived and arrested him shortly after.

On the night of Sept. 28, Labar escaped from court-ordered custody at Kahi Mohala in Ewa Beach. A Kauai circuit judge had committed Labar, suspected of terroristic threatening, to the custody of the Department of Health after he was found unfit to stand trial.

He was first admitted to the Hawaii State Hospital and later transferred to Kahi Mohala. When he was discovered missing, the facility reported Labar’s escape to authorities and an alert was issued.

Police arrested Labar in November for being in a Waikiki park after hours but released a day later without knowledge of his Kahi Mohala escape.

On Jan. 5, Labar was charged with second-degree escape and a $20,000 bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Second-degree escape, a class C felony, carries penalties of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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