1 Sep 2003

Man arrested in American Samoa after escaping custody six years ago

7:18 am on 1 September 2003

United States Marshalls have arrested a man in American Samoa who has been on the run for six years after escaping from custody in Hawaii.

The man, who originally came from American Samoa, had been sentenced to nearly three years in jail and three on supervised release in connection with a bank robbery.

Luavasa Amani Tufono has been taken to Honolulu, where he will face additional charges