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Police Nab Hale Nani Escapee in Kona

September 6, 2013, 2:11 PM HST
* Updated September 6, 6:09 PM
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Police have captured one of two inmates who escaped from the Hale Nani correctional facility Wednesday night.

Shortly before noon today, police responded to a report that Andrew Wanat had been seen on Alapa Street in Kailua-Kona.

Another Hale Nani escapee, Robert Garcia, pictured above, is still at large. DPS photo.

Another Hale Nani escapee, Robert Garcia, pictured above, is still at large. DPS photo.

Police said Wanat twice tried to run from responding officers but was taken into custody without further incident.

Wanat, 27, was arrested for second-degree escape and is being held at the Kona cellblock.

The other escapee, 23-year-old Robert Carlos Garcia, is still at large.

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