Woman Arrested For Aiding Prison Escapee Jeffries-Hamar
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.
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.