The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force says it has arrested John Nichols, 41 of Maui, wanted on a negligent homicide arrest warrant issued in June 2012 by the Maui Circuit Court of the Second Circuit.
In January 2012, Nichols was arrested for causing the death of another person, by operation of a vehicle in a negligent manner while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Shortly after being released from his initial arrest, Nichols fled the island of Maui to an unknown location.
Earlier this month, Maui police and Hana patrol officers received information that Nichols maybe using the name Ricky Johnson and residing somewhere in California. This new information was referred to the Marshals fugitive task force for further investigation.
The Hawaii Fugitive Task Force relayed this information to the United States Marshals in Central District of California. On Oct. 22, at approximately 8:15 p.m., Deputy U.S. Marshals and Officers from the Huntington Police Department Fugitive Team followed up on the information and through their investigation located and arrested Nichols at a residence located at Sunbreeze Drive in Hunington Beach, California. Nichols was using the name Ricky Johnson.
Nichols was booked at the Huntington Beach Police Department and is being housed at the Orange County Sheriffs where he awaits extradition back to Maui.
The Hawaii Fugitive Task Force is comprised of the Hawaii State Sheriffs, Maui Police Department, Hawaii Police Department, Kauai Police Department, Honolulu Police Department, the State of Hawaii- Attorney General’s Office, and City and County Prosecutor’s Office.