Second Hale Nani Escapee Captured in Hilo
Police this morning captured the second of two inmates who escaped last week from a Hilo jail.
Acting on a tip, police located Robert Carlos Garcia at about 10:25 a.m. at a home on Ohai Street in Hilo.
Garcia, 23, attempted to flee from officers but was captured following a brief pursuit.
He was charged this afternoon with escape, with his bail set at $10,000. He was also arrested but not charged for a drug offense.
Garcia and Andrew Wanat escaped from the Hale Nani correctional facility south of Hilo on Sept. 4.
Wanat was captured two days later in Kona.