Escaped Inmate in Southern Humboldt

An inmate escaped tonight from the High Rock Conservation Camp which is off the Avenue of the Giants north of Weott and south of Redcrest.

Press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation:

David Carter

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the California Correctional Center (CCC) High Rock Conservation Camp (CC #32), in Humboldt County on October 1, 2017.
Inmate David, Carter, 27, was discovered by a staff member at 5:50 p.m., on a hill near the High Rock camp. Inmate Carter ran south parallel to highway 101 away from the camp. Carter was dressed in all state issued orange clothing and a dark blue beanie. Carter was assigned as a fire fighter at the camp, which houses approximately 100 minimum-custody inmates.
CDCR, CAL FIRE, law enforcement personnel, the California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search for Carter.
Carter is a black male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and facial hair. He was committed to CDCR on May 16, 2014, from Los Angeles County to serve a nine year term for Criminal Threats to cause Great Bodily Injury (GBI) or death. He was scheduled to parole on November 3, 2018.
Anyone who sees inmate Carter should contact 911 or law enforcement authorities immediately. Anyone having information about or knowledge of the location of Carter should contact the CCC Watch Commander at (530) 257-2181, extension 4173.

UPDATE: Escaped Inmate Captured Today



  • Dude! Just over a year left until you are out why the hell would you do this?

  • Wow… one year and freedom and he choose to flee. May all be kept safe from him as they travel in the south of the county.

  • Ever consider perhaps he was just
    Over It

  • He probably read the news lately and was too scared to stay in sohum 😂, Seriously though What an idiot!

    • I, myself, am getting pretty scared to spend any time in SoHum… Ready to cal the National Guard in, yet, Jerry?

      • Do you really think moonbeam gives a flying fuck about anybody north of the wine country? Grow up he only cares about tax dollars and spending it on Ilegal aliens, look at the shape of our Infrastructure, meaning roads,dams,bridges ect……fuck moonbeam and his Crowd. [edit] Oh yes let’s not forget the train to no fucking where.

  • It’s not any easier being free bro, you have to pay bills and shit! Could have had one more year free vacation in beautiful humboldt😎

  • Think maybe he shouldn’t have been considered minimum security considering the offenses he was in for?

  • Has anyone considered the possibility that just maybe something might have happened to him? It’s not unheard of for someone to go missing in unfamiliar terrain. It doesn’t seem likely that he decided to escape with only one year to go until parole. I’m glad they are looking for him, even if it is an escaped prisoner. If something did happen to him, at least he’ll be found. Just sayin’

  • 9 years just for threats. 9 years really!?! Most of the people Ive ever know,at some point in there lifes has been pissed at some one for what ever reason and has said (I’ll kick there ass,or worse)to each other.Most times they dont even fight,they just mad at each other.&or I’ll kill you,! Witch most dont mean it! 9 years for that kind of threat.?!or what? Cause 9 years is a long time to take from any person for just getting mad & saying stupid words.

  • He prob was innocent.

  • Thinking allowed

    Many times what a person gets convicted of is a lesser charge where a conviction is pretty sure or negotiated rather that a worse one they could have been charged with.

  • First place i would look is across from the American Flag by the post office, most likely he is taking a knee.

  • Covelo or busted

    There is usually one reason inmates
    ESCAPE from the workcamps… Its the only way out.

  • I thought fire crews were limited to those convicted of NON VIOLENT crimes only.

  • No one will mistake him for Cool Hand Luke.

  • shawn the fisherman

    Does not sound well planned escape. Authority’s will have him in a couple days. Does not look like a boy scout doubt he’s prepared. Should be easy to spot around these parts.

  • he just couldn’t wait to get back to university…

  • They got him! Just drove by just north of the honeydew exit in the northbound lane.

  • Just captured on 101 South of Redcrest


    Pretty sure they just caught the escaped con from the camp on the avenue. A CHP passed by really fast and just before the honeydew offramp I saw a black man in an orange jumpsuit in cuffs sitting on the side of the road i between two law enforcement vehicles.

    Definetly the guy in the photo.

  • This guy was sentenced to 9 freaking years for making “threats”…I wonder what would have been the sentencing if that crime had happened here? Hahaha!! I’m kidding, everyone knows he wouldn’t have even been put in the jail, let alone actually sentenced! Seriously, it’s pretty freaking cray around here!

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