Inmate escapes from county mental health facility in Eureka
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office announced Sunday that a man in custody at the Sempervirens mental health facility in Eureka escaped at approximately 5:47 p.m.
Derek Wendell Bowman is described as a 6-foot-4-inch-tall 26-year-old American Indian male weighing approximately 200 pounds with short brown hair.
He also has numerous tattoos on his body — particularly his arms, according to police.
Bowman has not been considered dangerous while he has been in custody, but county officials stated that he does have a history of violence-related charges.
At the time of his escape, Bowman was believed to have been wearing dark blue “scrub”-type pants and was traveling on I Street in Eureka in a maroon-colored Caravan being driven by a woman.
The method Bowman used to escape is being investigated.
If anyone sees him or knows of his whereabouts, they are encouraged to phone the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department at 707-445-7251.
Remember Derek? Whose nine felonies were swooped up and dismissed on a single day AFTER his parents, using the Tribe's money, gave Gallegos ten grand+ for his re-election campaign? After his parents, whose OTHER son MURDERED another Native American, stood on the Courthouse steps calling Gallegos' opponent, Worth Dikeman, a racist. (Worth put their other son away.)
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