WAILUKU - A 10-year prison term was ordered for a man who was on probation when he was arrested two years ago for theft and reckless driving after a collision.
Mickey Maddox, 50, was ordered to pay $32,619 in restitution as part of his sentence Thursday.
The amount includes $3,700 to be repaid to Oahu resident Walton Ching, who had arranged to buy a boat trailer from Maddox through an online Craigslist listing in May 2011, according to court records.
After making two deposits totaling $3,500 into the bank account of Maddox's former girlfriend, Ching arranged to have someone on Maui meet Maddox to get the trailer, only to learn that it apparently belonged to someone else, court records show.
Maddox, who had pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of third-degree theft, apologized to Ching in court Thursday.
After Maddox also said he wanted to repay Ching for his expenses for flying to Maui for the court hearing, 2nd Circuit Judge Peter Cahill added $200 to the restitution amount for Ching.
While acknowledging Maddox's apology, Cahill said it didn't excuse his actions.
"You need to be punished," Cahill told Maddox.
In another case, Maddox had pleaded no contest to reckless driving, driving after his license was suspended for DUI, not having insurance, inattention to driving and resisting an order to stop a motor vehicle for a Sept. 10, 2011, traffic collision. The prosecution dismissed a DUI charge in exchange for Maddox's pleas.
Cahill said police reports indicated that Maddox's blood-alcohol level was 0.277 percent, more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
"That was about 14 or 15 beers' worth of mistakes," Cahill said.
In that case, Maddox was ordered to pay $750 in fines and $28,919 in restitution.
Maddox was sentenced to one-year jail terms in the 2011 cases.
His probation was revoked, and he was sentenced to a 10-year prison term for attempted second-degree escape from the Maui Community Correctional Center and first-degree promoting prison contraband in June 2006.
Court records show that Maddox made a hole in the ceiling of a janitor's broom closet and climbed into the ceiling in the escape attempt. He was found with a shank made of a toothbrush and razor as well as pieces of metal, according to court records.
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