Puna Man Faces Extradition

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A 38-year-old Puna man is facing extradition proceedings for parole violations.

Patrick James Richardson III, who was on parole for a 2018 state of New Mexico felony conviction for possession of deadly weapon by a prisoner, was arrested on an outstanding New Mexico parole warrant by officers with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section on March 30.

On Friday, Richardson appeared in Hilo Circuit Court. His bail was set at $100,000. He was ordered to appear for a commitment hearing on April 7. 

Patrick James Richardson III


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