Wade Harris Arrested, His Bail is $500,000, and DA Fleming Says He’ll Have to Prove Money He Posts for Bail Has Legitimate Source

Wade Harris was arrested again yesterday and this time the new District Attorney believes she has the tools to keep him in jail. Maggie Fleming wrote us today, “My office has completed a Penal Code section 1269 to increase his bail to $500,000.  We have also completed a Penal Code section 1275 so if he comes up with that amount of bail, he would have to prove that the money posted was from legitimate means.  A judge has signed those requests and he remains in custody.”

Below is the press release provided by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. As always remember, the information has not been proven in a court of law and the individual described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

imageservletharris (1)On 04-23-2015, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of Redwood Drive, Garberville. The driver of the vehicle, Wade Harris (age 33), is a local probationer with a search and seizure clause.

Deputies searched the vehicle Harris was driving and located numerous items consistent with burglary tools. The items included bolt cutters, zip ties, screw drivers, drill bits, gloves, and other tools commonly used to burglarize. Harris is also a person of interest in the home invasion robbery that occurred earlier this week on Holmes Flat Road. Due to this ongoing investigation, deputies seized $6,686 that was on Harris’ person.

Harris was placed under arrest for possession of burglary tools and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF).

While at the HCCF, an investigator with the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office interviewed Harris regarding a pending case where Harris was suspected to have disposed a handgun during a traffic stop. This case stems from an incident where Harris was stopped by an officer with the California Highway Patrol on 04-13-2015 in Eureka. During this incident, Harris fled from the officer and is suspected to have disposed of items from within the vehicle along the roadway while out of view of the officer. A loaded .45 caliber pistol was later located during a search of the area along the route where Harris fled. Based on this information, the investigator subsequently placed Harris under arrest for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Based on Harris’ long history of criminal activity, coupled with these most recent events and the increased level of violence associated with his criminal conduct, the investigator sought and obtained a bail enhancement pursuant to PC1269. As a result, Harris was booked at the HCCF with bail set at $500,000.00.

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

Earlier Chapters:

  1. Wade Daniel Harris Arrested in Sonoma after 12 Hour Manhunt
  2. Probation Search in Garberville Yields Meth Plus More
  3. Fortuna Police Arrest Local Motorcyclist for Waving Stolen Pistol at Fellow Driver
  4. Law Enforcement Is Attempting to Locate a Suspected Hit and Run Driver in Shively
  5. Fleeing Cops, Driver Heads Wrong Way Down Safety Corridor, Reaches Speeds of Up To 100 Miles Per Hour
  6. Wade Harris Arrested in Arcata
  7. Wade Daniel Harris: Arrested Again…and Again




  • Out with the old boss and in with the new boss. Go Maggie!

    • 1275. (a) (1) In setting, reducing, or denying bail, a judge or
      magistrate shall take into consideration the protection of the
      public, the seriousness of the offense charged, the previous criminal
      record of the defendant, and the probability of his or her appearing
      at trial or at a hearing of the case. The public safety shall be the
      primary consideration. In setting bail, a judge or magistrate may
      consider factors such as the information included in a report
      prepared in accordance with Section 1318.1.
      (2) In considering the seriousness of the offense charged, a judge
      or magistrate shall include consideration of the alleged injury to
      the victim, and alleged threats to the victim or a witness to the
      crime charged, the alleged use of a firearm or other deadly weapon in
      the commission of the crime charged, and the alleged use or
      possession of controlled substances by the defendant.
      (b) In considering offenses wherein a violation of Chapter 6
      (commencing with Section 11350) of Division 10 of the Health and
      Safety Code is alleged, a judge or magistrate shall consider the
      following: (1) the alleged amounts of controlled substances involved
      in the commission of the offense, and (2) whether the defendant is
      currently released on bail for an alleged violation of Chapter 6
      (commencing with Section 11350) of Division 10 of the Health and
      Safety Code.
      (c) Before a court reduces bail to below the amount established by
      the bail schedule approved for the county, in accordance with
      subdivisions (b) and (c) of Section 1269b, for a person charged with
      a serious felony, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 1192.7, or
      a violent felony, as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 667.5,
      the court shall make a finding of unusual circumstances and shall set
      forth those facts on the record. For purposes of this subdivision,
      “unusual circumstances” does not include the fact that the defendant
      has made all prior court appearances or has not committed any new

      Agree with the above commenter. Maggie deserves kudos.

  • besides whatever legal rationale DA Fleming can come up with, we have the same judges more or less, why would they act any different now than before?

    The judge does not do the DA’s bidding necessarily.

    And surely it would be unheard of for a judge to release or jail a defendant to influence the political climate..no, that would never happen…never. Surely.

    whatev, we’uns are glad he may stay locked up and not invading people’s homes anytime soon….ish.

  • Why did I think this guy was a street person? Or is/was he, and that six grand was from…? And is there a good reason the mug shots are made to make people look the least human possible? Surely no one could recognize them on the street as the persons in the mugshots. That one of the lady with the tattoos on her face the other day looked like an old painting of Medusa waiting to be cleaned and restored.

    • The opposite as when they appear in court all up in a suit and tie to cover as much tat ink and meth scabs as possible. Same difference.

  • Stone cold stare.
    No empathy there.
    He looses no sleep over the people he hurts.

  • Ready….. Aim….. F….!!!!!!!!!! the end.

  • About damn time. Who’s laughing now, Wade? I have no sympathy for you. Not after the way you treated me. Get a job and start contributing to society.

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