The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reported that the man who escaped from the courthouse in Yreka Friday was found and arrested Monday morning, July 24, at 9:21 a.m.
Sheriff Jon Lopey praised Deputies Stewart and Gusaas for the arrest without incident of David Wayne Caldwell, Jr., 33, of Yreka, after he was found hiding in a trailer at a park on the R-Ranch in the Hornbrook area, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
Caldwell, according to the release, “is facing unrelated felony charges associated with his original court appearance. He was was booked at the Siskiyou County Jail for a felony arrest warrant for escape, with a posted with a bail of $150,000.”
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Sheriff Lopey states in the release, “This was a good piece of police work on the part of Deputies Stewart and Gusaas because they arrested Mr. Caldwell without anyone getting hurt. Arrests like this are always potentially dangerous because it was obvious Mr. Caldwell was facing felony charges, previously evaded arrest and he was intent on not returning to jail. Anyone with information about Mr. Caldwell’s activities during the three days within which he was a fugitive at-large is urged to contact the SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.”