WASHINGTON - A teenager who was charged with the murder of his girlfriend and accidentally released has been arrested again, according to officials.
Authorities said 18-year-old Dekale Bowman was taken into custody after he was released on bail in Prince George’s County. Bowman is accused of killing his 16-year-old girlfriend Taiyania Thompson in January near Gallaudet University.
Bowman was supposed to be in court Friday to face that murder charge, but he didn't show up. Court records show that sometime between May 1 and May 4, Bowman was transferred from the D.C. Juvenile Justice System to Prince George's County, Maryland for a different case: a theft.
Court records say Maryland officials released him on the promise that he would show up for his next court date. An official from D.C.'s Youth Rehabilitation Services told the court on Friday Bowman never came back to their facility after he was released from custody in Prince George's County.
FOX 5's Evan Lambert has learned Bowman was released by the Prince George's County Department of Corrections on May 3 on $2,600 bond.
Authorities accused Bowman of shooting Taiyania as she sat on a couch in the 1000 block of Mt. Olivet Road, NE on Jan. 25. Court documents state Bowman told a witness the shooting was an accident and that he loved Taiyania.
Taiyania's family said they didn't learn of his accidental release until they saw his family posting welcome home messages about Bowman on social media.