KPD captures second KCCC escapee

  • Courtesy Kauai Police Department

    Jeffrey Kelekoma Jr.

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.

  1. harry oyama August 16, 2019 9:57 pm Reply

    He should have stayed in the mountains and live off the land, KPD are too lazy to hike in rugged areas looking for him.

  2. mina August 17, 2019 6:11 am Reply

    Great, now how about tracking down the other 1,500 bail jumpers who are in the wind.

  3. alien August 17, 2019 7:09 am Reply

    Send him to a real prison, he has no respect for the community.

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