The Hawaii Department of Public Safety announced Monday morning that an inmate escaped at the Oahu Community Correctional Center in Kalihi.
They say Daniel Skelton, 23, was brought to OCCC as a probation violator awaiting trial for two felonies. OCCC is on a facility lockdown while staff investigate the escape
Skelton was last seen entering at bathroom at Annex 1 at the facility at around 5 a.m., according to Public Safety Director Ted Sakai. By 6 a.m., Sketon was nowhere to be found during the morning head count.
Annex 1 is an open setting with a secure fence around it, according to Sakai.
A preliminary investigation shows that Skelton climbed up into an air vent in the bathroom, got into the ceiling, and somehow made his way onto the roof of the building, says Sakai.
At around 10 a.m., public safety officials said that misinformation about the escapee is circulating on social media. How Skelton escaped and what he was wearing have not yet been substantiated.
Just before 11 a.m., the lockdown at OCCC was lifted. The area around Annex 1 is still under lockdown as the investigation continues.
Public safety officials say an investigation has found that Skelton did not scale 16-foot-tall razor wire fence, according to a message on Twitter.
Skelton is 5-feet-10-inches-tall and weighs 145 pounds with long, dark hair. He was brought to OCCC on June 4. His bail was set at $20,000.
Public safety officials say if you see Skelton, call 911.
Last Friday, police were looking for another OCCC escapee, Alan Abihai.
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