9-30-21 HCCC Escapees Charged

Hawai‘i Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section – Area I
Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2252
Report No.: 21-081713

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police have charged the two Hawai’i Community Correctional Center (HCCC) inmates that escaped from the Hilo facility early Wednesday morning, September 29, 2021.

After conferring with Hawai‘i County prosecutors on Thursday morning, police detectives charged 23-year-old Jaymeson Kaimana Makio, of Honoka‘a, and 21-year-old Camilo Darien Moreno, of Holualoa, each with a single count of second-degree escape. Bail was set at $10,000 each.

Makio and Moreno remain in police custody pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Friday afternoon, October 1, in Hilo District Court.

On September 29, shortly before 3:30 a.m. HCCC personnel reported that two inmates were unaccounted for and had not been seen since approximately 2:00 a.m.

South Hilo Patrol officers immediately began canvassing the area surrounding the jail, as well as the downtown Hilo area. Shortly after 3:30 a.m., officers located the escapees at the Mooheau Bus terminal. Police determined that Makio had just boarded a Hele-On bus and Moreno was in the process of boarding the bus. Both escapees were arrested without incident.

Makio had been incarcerated at HCCC for probation violation offenses, and Moreno was incarcerated as a pre-trial felon for robbery, assault, and theft-related offenses.

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