Oahu Community Correctional Center on lockdown after inmate escapes facility

(Via Hawaii News Now)

The Oahu Community Correctional Center was placed on lockdown on Monday morning after a prisoner escaped from the facility, the Hawaii Department of Public Safety confirms.

Details surrounding the escape have not yet been released, but a Department of Public Safety spokesperson says the escaped prisoner, Daniel Sketon, was brought in to OCCC as a probation violator.

Officials did not immediately specify the crime for which Skelton was initially imprisoned.

An all-points bulletin issued for Skelton described him as being 5’10” tall and weighing 145 pounds, with long dark hair.

An email from Department of Public Safety director Ted Sakai that was sent to Hawaii News Now by State Senator Will Espero says that Skelton was found missing from the prison Monday morning between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. is presumed to have escaped.

The email says that Skelton was last seen entering the bathroom in Annex 1 at around 5:00 a.m.

“Preliminary indications are that Skelton climbed up into an air vent in the bathroom, got into the ceiling, and somehow made his way on to the roof of the building,” the email reads. “From there he probably jumped to the ground and then scaled the fence. He may have used some of his clothing to protect him from the razor ribbon on the fence.”

The email says that Skelton is a 23-year-old probation violator awaiting trial for two felonies. His bail is $20,000. He was admitted to OCCC on June 4, 2014,

We’ll have more information on this developing story as soon as it becomes available.

Anyone with information on Skelton’s wherabouts is asked to call 911.

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