Violations net prison term

LIHU‘E — A Kapa‘a man had his probation revoked and was sentenced to a five-year prison term on Monday in 5th Circuit Court.

Matthew Alexander Caminos, 29, had his probation revoked for admitting the use of marijuana and for refusing to take a urinalysis test as directed by a probation officer.

It was his third probation violation.

Judge Kathleen Watanabe said that the open term was also based on reports from the probation department. She said the defendant had exercised “deceitful and manipulative behavior” with probation officers and for tampering with the urinalysis.

Watanabe sentenced Caminos to concurrent five-year prison terms on the original charges of second-degree burglary and promotion of a second-degree drug.

The charges stem from a Nov. 28, 2010, theft of Paradise Shells and Souvenirs and Island Shave Ice Snack Shop in Kapa‘a.

State Deputy Public Defender Stephanie Sato asked the court to consider credit for the approximately three months time already served on the offense.

She said there was excess time served in a double-charge for the same offense.

County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Murphy said that the open term was appropriate in this case.

He said the defendant is young, and will be still be young when he gets out.

Watanabe also ordered the defendant to continue paying on a $2,000 restitution order.


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