Officers collar fugitive on Kauai
LIHUE » A fugitive who had eluded police and federal officials for months was captured Thursday by the U.S. Marshals Service Hawaii Fugitive Task Force and the Kauai Police Department.
Chris Santos, 32, of Kapaa was wanted on attempted murder, parole violation, criminal property damage, drug and other charges, officials said.
He is being held without bail at Kauai Community Correctional Center.
According to federal officials, Santos was not supposed to be in the state while on parole. He was incarcerated in Tennessee.
He was captured at a friend's house in Hanamaulu after law enforcement officers subdued him with a nonlethal beanbag projectile and a Taser, officials said.
According to federal and county officials, Santos was spotted at the house late Thursday night when officials tried to apprehend him. He saw the officers coming, officials said, and tried to flee on a motorcycle, but it would not start. He fled on foot between houses and over fences before he was shot with a beanbag gun and a Taser. As he tried to avoid capture, he yelled at officers that they would have to shoot him to arrest him, officials said.
It was not the first time Kauai police and the fugitive task force tried to grab Santos.
On March 6, Santos was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by police. As the female driver was removed from the vehicle, Santos slid over to the driver's side and drove away, dragging one officer, striking another and steering into the path of a third, officials said.
That led to federal charges of assault on an officer and the charge of attempted murder.