Remaining Fugitives Nayeri, Tieu, In Custody After Week-long Search

All three escaped inmates from a southern California jail have been apprehended after a 9-day manhunt. Photo by Orange County Sheriff's Office

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The remaining two fugitives who escaped from a Southern California jail last week have been captured, authorities said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu were apprehended Saturday morning, soon after fellow escapee Bac Duong turned himself in Friday.

The Department joined the San Francisco Police Department in confirming the news on Twitter.

Police provided limited details about the most recent arrest. A media conference is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

The three men, who escaped from jail through the roof last Friday, triggered a large manhunt which resulted in over 10 arrests of people thought to be connected to the crime.

Also arrested was the jail’s ESL teacher Nooshafarin Ravaghi, who is accused of providing Google maps and possibly other tools to the inmates to aid in their escape.

Nayeri, 37, had been charged for kidnapping, torture, burglary and aggravated mayhem for an attack on a California marijuana dispensary owner in 2012.

During the search, police classified the three men as “armed and dangerous.”


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