KLAMATH – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Del Norte County Sheriff’s officials have apprehended one of the minimum-security state prison inmates who walked away from California Correctional Center (CCC) Alder Conservation Camp in Del Norte County yesterday evening.
Around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, Inmate Eddy Edwards was taken into custody without incident on a road near the camp.
Inmates Edwards, 47, and Brian Schueren, 27, were reported missing during a security check on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Edwards and Schueren were last seen at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday in their assigned housing unit. Edwards and Schueren were both assigned as firefighters at the camp, which houses approximately 110 minimum-custody inmates.
Edwards will be transported back to CCC in Susanville, and will no longer be eligible to be housed in a conservation camp.
Officials are still searching for Schueren, who is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 183 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. He was received by CDCR on March 23, 2016, from Orange County to serve a four-year sentence for assault with a deadly weapon. He was scheduled to parole in 2020.
Edwards was received by CDCR on Oct. 23, 2015, from Glenn County to serve a six-year sentence for criminal threat to cause great bodily injury/death and DUI over legal blood alcohol content within 10 years of specified violations. He was scheduled to parole in 2019.
Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.