HCCC Pre-trial Detainee Sought By Law Enforcement After Mistaken Release

State Sheriffs and Hawaii County Police are on the lookout for pre-trial detainee Brian Smith. Smith was supposed to be detained on $1.15 million bail but was erroneously released from Hawaii Community Correctional Center on 7/24/18. He was scheduled to appear in court his afternoon but didn’t show. A bench warrant was issued this afternoon for $2 million dollars. The Department of Public Safety is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the erroneous release.

He is awaiting trial on Murder 1 & 2, as well as firearms charges including Ownership or Possession of a Firearm, and Carrying a Firearm in the Commission of a Separate Felony.

Smith is 49-year old. He is 5’7” and weighs 130 lbs. He has grey hair and blue eyes.

If you see him, please call 911.

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