LIHUE — Kauai police captured 37-year-old Jeffrey Kelekoma Jr., the second inmate who escaped from the Kauai Community Correctional Center on Aug. 4.
About 7 a.m. Friday, Kelekoma was located by police in a makeshift campsite in an open field in Anahola. However, upon seeing police, Kelekoma fled the scene on a moped. Responding officers followed his tracks to the north end of Kealia Beach to no avail. Police continued their search, which led them to a residence in Kapaa.
Upon arriving to the home, Kelekoma was standing outside with family members. He was arrested without injury or incident about 8:25 a.m., and transported back to KCCC.
Kelekoma escaped from KCCC with 21-year-old Isaiah Pongasi-Adric. KPD apprehended Pongasi-Adric at a residence in Anahola on Aug. 7.
Both escapees are now back in the custody of the state Department of Public Safety.