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A man accused of shooting a 16-year-old girl to death is reportedly on the lam after he was mistakenly released from a Maryland jail last week.
Dekale Bowman, 18, was being held without bail in Washington in the Jan. 25 murder of Taiyania Thompson, a high school sophomore.
On Wednesday, he was driven to Maryland to answer charges in a stolen car case, NBC 4 D.C. reported.
The article goes on to state the following:
A warrant was issued for Bowman in Washington on Friday when he failed to appear for a scheduled court hearing in the murder case.
Jail officials in Maryland said there were no warrants in their system preventing Bowman from being released, the station reported.
WANTED: Dekale Bowman is charged w/2nd degree murder in connection to the death of his girlfriend, Taiyania Thompson. He was due in court Friday, but didn’t show up. Court records show he was transferred to MD for a different case & was somehow released: https://t.co/FH4jaJDizw pic.twitter.com/gZsJLxR6e3
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) May 5, 2018
A suspected murderer of Taiyania, a 16 yr old girl, was released accidentally. How does Maryland make that mistake?
Please catch him.
Dekale Bowman, 18, left, is accused of killing 16-year-old Taiyania Thompson in Washington in January. https://t.co/N0BJULUdKt
— TrumpNolaMom (@pedsscrub) May 7, 2018
NEW: Just talked w/ a Prince George’s Co. Corrections official. They say their procedure is to check for open warrants on inmates before release. Dekale Bowman did not have warrant in system, so he was released in accordance w/ bond a judge set. @fox5dc
— Evan Lambert (@EvanLambertTV) May 5, 2018
court papers: witness says 18 year old charged with killing teen girlfriend said “she pointed gun at me I pointed mine at her and pow it went off. Dekale Bowman now charged with 2cnd degree murder. @ABC7News pic.twitter.com/XEjxpa3xIZ
— Stephen Tschida (@ABC7Stephen) January 30, 2018
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