Woman Arrested For Aiding Prison Escapee Jeffries-Hamar

December 14, 2012, 4:25 PM HST
* Updated December 16, 9:39 AM
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A 40-year-old Captain Cook woman has been arrested and charged with hindering prosecution in connection with the escape of Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center inmate Ryan Jeffries-Hamar.

While searching for Ryan Jeffries-Hamar, police developed information that Elizabeth Maile Medeiros, also known as Maile Medeiros, had provided transportation and clothing for him while he was still at large.

At 1:34 p.m. Thursday, Medeiros was arrested while at Circuit Court in Kealakekua on an unrelated matter. She was taken to the Kona police cellblock and charged today with first-degree hindering prosecution, a Class C felony.

Police late Thursday night captured Ryan Jeffries-Hamar, the second of two inmates who escaped from the Hawaii Community Correctional Center on December 5th after overpowering a corrections officer and fleeing in a stolen vehicle.

Tyler John Tzovarras has been charged with hindering prosecution. HPD File Photo.

Tyler John Tzovarras has also been charged with hindering prosecution. HPD File Photo.

Thirty- year-old Tyler John Tzovarras, also known as Tyler O’Neil, of Pāhoa was found and arrested along with Jeffries-Hamar. Tzovarras was charged today with first-degree hindering prosecution for his role in allegedly harboring and assisting Jeffries-Hamar while he was on the lam. He was also charged with contempt of court in connection with an outstanding warrant. Tzovarras bail was set at $10,800.


Police had previously identified Tzovarras as a resident of Mountain View.


The other escaped inmate, Jarvis Higa, was captured on Decmber 7th in Oceanview.

Medeiros is being held in lieu of $2,000 bail. Her initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.

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