Former Marquette male basketball player and NBA forward Lazard Hayward Jr. was arrested on September 28 in Hawaii in conjunction with the upload of falsified COVID-19 test documentation.
Hayward, 34, and Raven Randle, 33, were traveling from Los Angeles International Airport to Lihue Airport in Kauai via American Airlines.
According to a press release from the Kauai Police Department, which was sent to the Marquette Wire by Hawaii News Now, the arrest took place last Tuesday at noon for “uploading forged documents to the Hawai’i Safe Travels portal in an attempt to avoid travel quarantine requirements of the State ”.
A Lihue Airport Visitor Information Representative told the Marquette Wire that unvaccinated travelers should download a negative COVID-19 test from a Trust Testing and Travel Partner 72 hours on arrival or in quarantine for 10 days.
Prior to arriving in Hawaii, those who have chosen to bypass the 10-day quarantine period with a pre-travel test will receive a QR code to scan upon arrival at their destination.
Hayward and Randle’s documents were flagged before their arrival by the system.
After Hayward and Randle’s documents were flagged by the system, the Attorney General’s Investigations Division investigated and collaborated with Kaua’i Police who made the arrest for disobeying the documentation policy. falsified from Hawaii.
“The Ministry of the Attorney General appreciates its partnership with the Kauaʿi Police Department and the Kauaʿi Emergency Management Agency and appreciates their collaboration in the enforcement of COVID-19 rules and efforts to keep communities safe in Kauaʿi Said Special Assistant to Attorney General Gary Yamashiroya. The version.
After booking their charges, the two were released pending investigation and driven back to the airport where they boarded a direct flight to Los Angeles.
“These arrests highlight the continued efforts between attorney general investigators, other state officials and county law enforcement to keep Hawaii safe,” said the deputy chief of the bureau of patrol services, Mark Begley, in the release. “We would also like to thank the vast majority of our visitors and residents who respect and follow the safety protocols in place while traveling to Hawaii. “
According to KTLA 5, a CW affiliate television station in Los Angeles, California, Authorities in Hawaii have arrested people who break travel rules, including a woman from Illinois.
Hayward did not respond to Marquette Wire’s comments.
Additionally, at the time of this posting, the Kaua’i Police Department’s information officer did not return a phone call to Marquette Wire for further comment.
In four seasons at Marquette, Hayward averaged 13.5 points and 6.6 rebounds. The two-time second-team All-BIG EAST winner is third in program history in goals (1,859) and fifth in rebounds (910).
A hearing date has not been announced.
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This article was written by John Leuzzi. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @JohnLeuzziMU.