Second Prison Escapee Caught and Arrested in Puna

On December 13, 2012, at approximately 10:40 pm, escapee Ryan Jeffries-Hamar, was arrested at a residence in Hawaiian Beaches, Pahoa, Hawaii.

Ryan Jeffries-Hamar

Ryan Jeffries-Hamar

Members of a Task Force made up of Officers from the Kona and Hilo Districts, a State Sheriff, and Puna Police, conducted checks at a residence located on Kawakawa Street, Hawaiian Beaches, and located Jeffries-Hamar. He was arrested for Escape 1st Degree, and transported to the Hilo Police Station for processing.

A male party at the residence who is suspected of assisting Ryan Jeffries-Hamar was also arrested at the residence. Tyler Tzovarras, Male 30, of a Mt. View address, was arrested for Hindering Prosecution in the 1st Degree, as well as an outstanding Bench Warrant. Tzovarras is also being held pending further investigation.