Waimea Man Arrested for Violating Conditions of Parole
A Waimea man who tried to skip town is back behind bars, being detained on a warrant issued by the Hawaiʽi Paroling Authority.
According to a news release from Kauaʽi police, 43-year-old Clayton Kona of Waimea was arrested Monday, April 4, for violation of terms and conditions of parole. He is being detained at the Kauaʽi Community Correctional Center in Līhuʽe.
According to a preliminary report by police, at about 12:45 p.m. Sunday, April 3, Kona threatened to kill members of his family at a residence in Hanapēpē before leaving the scene. Patrol officers responded but were unable to locate Kona.
Kauaʿi Police Department Vice/Narcotics Section Officers were able to locate and arrest Kona, who was attempting to catch a flight to Oʽahu the following day at the Līhuʽe Airport.
According to the news release from police, Kona has been arrested a total of 37 times, 22 of which have led to convictions that include felonies, as well as one felony case that is pending. The various crimes he has been arrested for include second-degree murder, in which case he was convicted of hindering prosecution, multiple firearms-related crimes, drug-related crimes, contempt of court, family abuse, driving under the influence, excessive speed, resisting an order to stop and harassment.