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Man gets 3 months in jail after failing to show for sentencing

The Maui News

WAILUKU — After he didn’t show up for his sentencing last year, a Wailuku man is serving a three-month jail term for shoplifting from a Kahului store.

Alvin Jardine III, 50, also was placed on four years’ probation when he was sentenced Sept. 27.

Police said Jardine was seen leaving Home Depot without paying for a generator and tankless water heater valued at $1,178 on Oct. 21, 2017.

He had pleaded no contest to second-degree theft.

Jardine was free after posting a $5,000 bail bond.

When he didn’t show up to be sentenced Nov. 29, Jardine violated a condition of his bail, said Deputy Prosecutor Shelly Miyashiro.

At the time, Jardine was homeless and living at Kanaha Beach Park, said Deputy Public Defender Ben Lowenthal. He said the stolen merchandise appeared to be items that Jardine would use.

Jardine said he had been working and didn’t mean to miss his court date.

“At the time, I was moving around,” he said.

Jardine was arrested in August, about 10 months after he didn’t show up for his original sentencing date.

Jardine, who was charged with first-degree bail jumping, pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of contempt of court.

His criminal history includes a January 2017 conviction for fourth-degree theft, as well as other convictions from the late 1980s, Miyashiro said.

Second Circuit Judge Richard Bissen ordered Jardine not to enter Home Depot as part of his probation.

Jardine spent 20 years in prison before his rape, kidnapping and burglary convictions were vacated in 2011 and later dismissed. He had been imprisoned for the Dec. 28, 1990, knifepoint rape and assault of a 25-year-old woman in her Haiku home.