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Kaua‘i police, U.S. Marshals arrest four most-wanted fugitives during annual sweep

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KPD and The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force recently located and arrested four most-wanted fugitives. Photo Courtesy: U.S. Marshal Service

The Kaua‘i Police Department and The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force located and arrested four most-wanted fugitives on the island on two separate days last week, for charges stemming from outstanding arrest warrants.

Police used Air 1 helicopter to assist in one of the arrests. The fugitive sweep typically takes place once a year.

William Jessup, Acting U.S. Marshal for the District of Hawai‘i stated, “The U.S. Marshals have historic relationships with our local partners. This week was a great example how successful we are when we force multiply resources to ensure our communities are safe.”


In the first operation conducted on June 7, Isaiah H. K. Pongasi-Adric, 25, of Anahola, was arrested for the offense of Criminal Contempt of Court, Bail Violation, and numerous counts of driving without a valid driver’s license, and Dain Thomas Hiromi Kagawa, 39, of Hanamā‘ulu, was arrested for the offense of Promoting of a Dangerous Drug, and numerous counts of Possession of Prohibited Weapons and Explosive Devices.

From left: Hōkūmālamalama‘okalani Dusenberry-Lee, Dain Kagawa, Tile Kamae and Isaiah Pongasi-Adric. Photo Courtesy: Kaua‘i Police Department

On June 8, Tile Mana‘olana Kamae, 42, of Anahola, was arrested on various charges including Revocation/Modification of Probation, Assault on Police, Resisting Arrest, and Promoting a Dangerous Drug, and Hōkūmālamalama‘okalani Dusenberry-Lee, 33, of Līhu‘e, was arrested for Assault in the 2nd Degree.

Three suspects were arrested in their home. Dusenberry-Lee turned himself into police and was arrested without incident. All subjects are presumed innocent, and further actions will be handled by the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.


During the second operation, a total of 104 sex offender compliance checks were made in three days with help from the U.S. Marshals. 16 of those subjects checked were found to be in non-compliance, including two who are incarcerated and one who has moved off-island. Non-compliant cases will be referred to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney for further action.

KPD Investigative Services Bureau Lieutenant Christian Jenkins highlighted the significance of the sex offender registry checks. “Ensuring the safety of our residents, particularly the most vulnerable, is our top priority. By conducting thorough checks on individuals on the registry, we send a clear message we will not tolerate any threat to our community. We’re thankful to the U.S. Marshals Service because we wouldn’t be able to do this without them.”

Editor’s Note: The Kaua‘i Police Department’s initial announcement of the incident incorrectly identified the location of Hōkūmālamalama‘okalani Dusenberry-Lee’s arrest.

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