It was a busy day at Maui Community Correctional Center Tuesday…and not “busy” in a good way. Two people escaped the facility and – so far – only one has been captured.
Early Tuesday, Tasha Gonsalves was reported missing during a 5:30 a.m. headcount. Read that account here. She was arrested by Maui Police less than 10 hours later. Gonsalves was being held pending trial on forgery, theft and credit card misuse charges. Now an additional escape charge will likely be added.
Then between 1 and 2 p.m. yesterday, 26 year-old Lief Valdez – who also uses the alias Lucas Rauh – escaped from MCCC. He is described and light complected, standing five feet, six inches tall. He weighs 160 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
If seen, do not approach the suspect. Instead, call 9-1-1.