Attorney General Russell A. Suzuki on Thursday that Randall T. Saito was indicted by a Honolulu Grand Jury on one count of Escape in the Second Degree and four counts of Identity Theft in the First Degree.
Saito was previously charged with Escape in the Second Degree for his escape from the Hawai`i State Hospital in November of 2017, and was pending trial in that matter. The newly indicted case charges Saito with his escape from the Hawai`i State Hospital, as well as four new counts of Identity Theft in the First Degree, for Saito’s unauthorized use of another person’s identity to facilitate his escape.
Bail was confirmed in the amount of $500,000.00 cash. If Saito were to post the $500,000.00 cash bail, he would not be released into the community, but would return to the custody of the Hawaii State Hospital.
Escape in the Second Degree is a class C felony and carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine. Identity Theft in the First Degree is a class A felony and carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $50,000.00 fine.
Saito is presumed innocent unless and until he is found guilty of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt. A copy of the charging document is attached.
Separate administrative and criminal investigations of the circumstances related to the November 12, 2017, incident involving Saito are ongoing.