MCCC escapee captured in Kahului parking lot

Junior Jorju
Junior Jorju

An inmate who escaped from Maui Community Correctional Center Saturday night has been caught.

Acting on a tip, sheriff deputies located and arrested Junior Jorju at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Jorju was hiding in the back parking lot of the Harbor Lights Condominium Complex in Kahului, officials said.

Jorju was reported missing during the 9:30 p.m. headcount Saturday.

Jorju was admitted to MCCC on July 7 to serve a 15-day sentence for Driving without a License, Failure to Appear and Criminal Contempt. He was scheduled for release on July 20.

Sheriffs are booking Jorju on a felony escape charge, which carries a five-year sentence. He is heading back to MCCC.

It is not known exactly how Jorju managed to escape at this time.

Maui police continue to investigate the case.

Jorju was considered community custody, which is the lowest risk level.

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