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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Eureka PD catch one "walk away" inmate Featured

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Update: Oct. 24, 2014: Brian McSilvers, one of the two inmates who walked away from a S.W.A.P. (Sheriff's Work Alternative Program) work crew on Oct. 14, was arrested without incident after being spotted by a Eureka Police Department Detective walking near 2nd and Q Streets in Eureka. The original post on this incident and photos of the missing inmates appear below.


 

Inmates assigned to a crew working behind Les Schwab Tires in Eureka walked away while clearing brush in a heavily wooded area. Brian Strehl McSilvers, 36 years old, and James Lawrence Henry Jr., 35, both being held on probation violation charges are being sought by law enforcement and if caught will face additional charges. Photos of the escaped inmates appear below.

Brian Strehl McSilvers is described as a white male, 150 lbs., short blond hair and hazel eyes.  He was last seen wearing a blue denim shirt with a white tee- shirt underneath, blue denim pants and work boots. James Lawrence Henry Jr. is 5’ 10” tall, hazel eyes, brown hair and weighs 165 lbs.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539. The full Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release appears below.

HCSO press release, dated 10/16/14:

On 10-14-2014, at approximately 10:30 a.m. two inmates, assigned to an inmate work crew, walked away from a job site they were at behind Les Schwab Tires, Eureka. A Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer was supervising the inmates who were clearing brush in a heavily wooded area. The Correctional Officer took a head count and noticed two inmates were missing. The Correctional Officer searched the immediate area for the missing inmates with no success. Eureka Police was notified and responded to assist with the search for the inmates who are now facing additional charges.

The inmates are identified as:
1. Brian Strehl McSilvers, 36 years old, White male, 150 lbs, short blond hair,  hazel eyes.  He was last seen wearing a blue denim shirt with a white t shirt underneath, blue denim pants and work boots. He was being held on a probation violation and was scheduled to be released on
10-24-2014.  

2. James Lawrence Henry Jr.   35 years old, 5’ 10” tall, hazel eyes, brown hair, 165lbs, bald.
He was last seen wearing a blue denim shirt with a white t shirt underneath, blue denim pants and work boots. He was being held on a probation violation and was scheduled to be released on
 12-15-2014.

Both inmates are from Eureka. Henry is also known to frequent the Fortuna area.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

Missing inmates: James Henry (top); Brian McSilvers (bottom)

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