A 27-year-old prison furlough violator who was apprehended last December after an armed confrontation with police in Hilo was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.
Source: Furlough violator gets 10 years for armed confrontation with police | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/furlough-violator-gets-10-years-armed-confrontation-police).
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Hilo Circuit Judge Glenn Hara ordered a 10-year prison sentence for 27-year-old Joshua Lopes-Keli, which will run “consecutively to the 10-year-term he’s serving for a 2010 robbery conviction.” Keli will have to serve a minimum of 40 months before becoming eligible for parole. In the furlough-jumping case, police arrested Keli for first-degree terroristic threatening and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
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