Wanted fugitive arrested on Kauai


Kauai police arrested wanted fugitive Richard Leibman on three Bench Warrants Thursday morning.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., a resident of Aloalii Drive in Princeville called police when he noticed a man sleeping along the side of his house.

Responding officers recognized the man as the 41-year-old wanted fugitive and arrested him without incident.

Leibman was taken into custody and is currently being held at Police Cellblock in Lihue.

“We wish to thank the public for remaining vigilant in our search for Richard Leibman,” stated Acting Chief of Police Michael Contrades. “We appreciate the efforts of our officers, the community, and all involved in catching Leibman in hopes he will be held accountable for his crimes.”

Leibman had been wanted on three $50,000 Bench Warrants for Revocation or Modification of Probation since October 2018.

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