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Police sweep Kona for scofflaws

The executive director at Full Life, an organization which serves people with disabilities, said Friday her organization conducted two fingerprint background checks and used the state’s online criminal background check program on an Arizona man arrested at the Kealakekua office Monday.

Stone Wolfsong said she even ran a new background check Friday, after learning the U.S. Marshals service was publicizing where they arrested Sean Patrick Carroll, 21, on outstanding warrants from Gila, Ariz., for three counts of sexual assault, a class two felony. Carroll was a direct support worker, and was always under the supervision of a director, Wolfsong said. Carroll was hired in September 2011 and had recently quit to take a full-time position elsewhere. He was at the office Monday to pick up his final paycheck, Wolfsong said.

Federal officials said the sex assault charges stemmed from August 2011 incidents in Arizona. The incidents involved two female victims, both younger than 15 years old. Gila, Ariz., officials issued the warrant in February. Carroll is being held at Hawaii Community Correctional Center on $100,000 bond pending extradition to Arizona.

Carroll was one of 32 fugitives with 45 warrants Deputy U.S. Marshals, the Hawaii State Sheriff’s Department, the Maui Police Department and the Kauai Police Department located and arrested this week, during a warrant sweep in West Hawaii.

Officers arrested Qshawane Argeme Pryor, 26, for a parole violation. Pryor was paroled from the Kansas Department of Corrections Facility in October 2011. A warrant was issued in October 2012. Pryor was on parole for sale of opiates and possession of depressants, stimulants, and a hallucinogenic. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Topeka, Kan., received information that Pryor fled Kansas and was residing in Kona. The Hawaii Fugitive Task Force picked up the investigation and tracked Pryor to Waikoloa. Pryor is being held at Hawaii County Correction Center, where he awaits an extradition hearing.

Task force officers arrested Garrett Teaua Tehaamatai, 26, at a Kailua-Kona home. Tehaamatai was wanted for four state warrants charging him with two probation violations, second-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree burglary and second-degree theft in the second degree. He is being held on two bonds totaling $45,300.