Humboldt County Sheriff’s Detectives captured escaped inmate Derek Wendell Bowman at about 3:20 p.m. this afternoon. Bowman was found in Manila after Detective Troy Garey received information that Bowman may have been hiding at a residence there. Sheriff’s Detectives and a U.S. Marshals Service arrived at a residence on the 100 block of Phillips Court in Manila. They knocked on the door and Bowman answered. He was taken into custody without incident.
Bowman had been at-large since August 5, 2007 after escaping from Sempervirens Mental Health Facility.
Bowman was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for Escape. Additionally, he was booked for the charges that were pending at the time of his escape which included forgery, and resisting arrest. Bowman is not eligible for bail.