Kauai prisoner sentenced for car theft after escape

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Tyson Michio Yadao, 26, of Lihue, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for his role in a 2014 car theft committed after his escape from a work furlough program.

The sentence, for charges of first-degree burglary, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and first-degree escape, carries a mandatory minimum sentence of six years and eight months and will run consecutively to the 10-year sentence Yadao is already serving.

On August 5, 2014, Yadao was on house arrest status at a state Department of Public Safety furlough house on Kauai when he tested positive for methamphetamines. Rather than comply with a correctional officer’s commands to return to Kauai Community Correctional Center, Yadao fled the facility and was at-large until his capture on August 18, 2014. During that time, Yadao stole a jeep and broke into a residence in Wailua.

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