Former DOC officer’s case may be transferred


The sixth Department of Corrections officer implicated in the conspiracy to promote major prison contraband will have to wait until the new year to find out when he will be heading to trial.

Guam – In September, former DOC officer, Shane Anthony Keokolo Cruz, was arrested and charged with official misconduct, conspiracy and promoting major prison contraband. The charges stem from allegations that he was assisting individuals in the smuggling of contraband into the Mangilao prison facility.

In court earlier this week, Superior Court Judge Vernon Perez stated that Cruz’s case may be transferred to Judge Anita Sukola’s courtroom. As a result a trial date could not be provided, instead a hearing has been set for January 24, 2018, before Judge Sukola.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.