California

2 prisoners who escaped California fire camp captured

  • In this undated photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) shows prisoner Brian Schueren. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says 27-year-old Schueren of Orange County, who escaped with inmate Eddy Edwards from a minimum security facility, was taken into custody without incident Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, near the Alder Conservation Camp. Edwards was detained earlier Wednesday. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

    In this undated photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) shows prisoner Brian Schueren. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says 27-year-old Schueren of Orange County, who escaped with inmate Eddy Edwards from a minimum security facility, was taken into custody without incident Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, near the Alder Conservation Camp. Edwards was detained earlier Wednesday. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this undated image released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) shows prisoner Eddy Edwards. California authorities have apprehended Edwards and inmate Brian Schueren, not seen, who walked away from a minimum security facility after being last accounted for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Northern California. They say 47-year-old Edwards was detained earlier Wednesday. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

    In this undated image released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) shows prisoner Eddy Edwards. California authorities have apprehended Edwards and inmate Brian Schueren, not seen, who walked away from a minimum security facility after being last accounted for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Northern California. They say 47-year-old Edwards was detained earlier Wednesday. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Two inmates who walked away from a minimum security facility in far Northern California were detained less than 24 hours later, authorities said Wednesday.

Eddy Edwards, 47, of Glenn County and Brian Schueren, 27, of Orange County were last seen Tuesday night in their housing unit at a minimum security camp, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.

They were part of an inmate firefighting crew based at Alder Conservation Camp near Klamath, a coastal community an hour's drive from the Oregon border.

Edwards was taken into custody Wednesday morning. He was serving a six-year sentence for making criminal threats and drunken driving.

Hours later, officials detained Schueren, who was serving four years following a conviction for assault with a deadly weapon.

Both were arrested without incident near the camp where they were assigned as firefighters along with another 100 minimum-custody inmates, the department said.

They were being taken to a state prison in Susanville and were no longer eligible to serve their sentences at the camp, it said.