By Brandon Masuoka
Advertiser Staff Writer
Police arrested three inmates this morning after they tried to orchestrate a daring jailbreak at the Oahu Community Correctional Center, officials said.
It was the second reported security breach at the Kalihi facility since inmate Kerbert Silva escaped on his 37th birthday by climbing over a 16-foot fence topped by razor wire on Jan. 17. Silva was caught by police officer Herbert Soria on Jan. 25 in Makakilo and returned to the facility.
Police said last nights attempted escape happened at about 10:40 p.m. when a 39-year-old adult corrections officer was checking doors at the facilitys Module 1 at 2199 Kamehameha Highway.
Police said inmate Gabriel Apilando, 30, asked the guard to pick up his pen that was outside his door when two other inmates, Logan K. Hose, 40, and Jay Jesus Pineda Gapusan, 23, rushed from their cell, attacked the guard and locked him in a cell.
Hose and Gapusan entered the control booth and opened all Module 1 cell doors and then the two escaped through a back door, police said.
The guard lighted a fire inside the cell which sounded the fire alarm and another inmate opened the door of the cell and let the guard out, police said. The guard ordered all inmates back to their cells, police said.
Hose attempted to climb a fence topped with razor wire but he was snagged and climbed back down, police said. Both Hose and Gapusan then returned to their cell, police said.
Hose suffered numerous lacerations from the razor wire, police said. Police allegedly found two weapons on the men, a homemade plastic shank and a long metal pipe.
Police arrested the men at 1:50 a.m. this morning at the jail. Apilando was arrested on suspicion of first-degree escape. Gapusan was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree escape and a prison contraband offense. Hose was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree escape and a prison contraband offense.
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