HCCC Escapees Charged

September 30, 2021, 11:54 AM HST
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Two escapees from Hawai’i Community Correctional Center (HCCC) were charged this week.

Detectives charged 23-year-old Jaymeson Kaimana Makio, of Honoka‘a, and 21-year-old Camilo Darien Moreno, of Holualoa, each with a single count of second-degree escape. Bail was set at $10,000 each.

The inmates escaped from the Hilo facility early Wednesday morning, Sept. 29, 2021. Makio and Moreno remain in police custody pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Friday afternoon, Oct. 1, in Hilo District Court.

On Wednesday, shortly before 3:30 am, HCCC personnel reported that two inmates were unaccounted for and had not been seen since approximately 2 am.

South Hilo Patrol officers began canvassing the area surrounding the jail, as well as the downtown Hilo area. Shortly after 3:30 am, officers located the escapees at the Mo´oheau Bus terminal. Police determined that Makio had just boarded a Hele-On bus and Moreno was in the process of boarding the bus. Both escapees were arrested without incident.


Makio had been incarcerated at HCCC for probation violation offenses, and Moreno was incarcerated as a pre-trial felon for robbery, assault, and theft-related offenses.

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