Pre-trial detainee caught trying to escape MCCC

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Authorities on Maui thwarted a man’s attempt to escape from Maui Community Correctional Center Friday.

It happened at approximately 4:30 p.m.

According to the Department of Public Safety, pre-trial detainee Samson Hill tried to scale a 14-foot fence and was caught in the razor wire.

Corrections officers pulled him down from the fence and quickly restrained him.

Hill was transported to the hospital for treatment.

No lockdown was initiated and Maui police were immediately notified, officials said.

“I commend our staff for quickly responding to prevent the escape and bringing the situation under immediate control,” said public safety director Nolan Espinda.

Hill is awaiting trial for Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle. An Escape 2 charge is expected to be added.

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