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Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Thursday July 26th, 2018 :: 02:35 p.m. HST


HCCC pre-trial detainee Brian Smith being sought by law enforcement after mistaken release from jail. If seen, call 911.

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 Brian Smith, please call 911.

Hawaii Department of Public Safety
919 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814

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