Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen announced that a Puna man, 38-year-old Patrick James Richardson III, will face extradition proceedings for parole violations.
Richardson, who was on parole for a 2018 State of New Mexico conviction of the felony offense of Possession of a Deadly Weapon or Explosive by a Prisoner, was arrested on an outstanding State of New Mexico parole warrant by officers with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section on March 30, 2022.
On Friday, Richardson appeared in Hilo Circuit Court. His bail was set at $100,000.00 and he was ordered to appear for a commitment hearing on April 7, 2022. The extradition proceedings will be handled by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kimberly Angay.
The extradition investigation was conducted by Detective Blaine Morishita, Area I Criminal Investigation Section, Hawai‘i Police Department.
The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney remains dedicated to the pursuit of justice with integrity and commitment. Anyone having information to assist local law enforcement should call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.