Three Asian Escapees Arrested



Photos Courtesy: Orange County, California Sheriff ‘s Office

The remaining two escapees Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu were captured Saturday morning by the San Francisco Police Department. Nayeri, Tieu and Bac Duong escaped from the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana last week. All three men were serving time for violent crimes, including kidnapping, torture, murder and attempted murder. Their escape put the Vietnamese and other communities on alert and sparked a manhunt involving U.S. Marshalls and the FBI.

Escaped inmate Bac Duong was the first to be taken into custody when he turned himself in on Friday January 29, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Santa Ana. On Saturday, January 30th, the San Francisco Police Department caught up with  Tieu and Nayeri at approximately 8:50 a.m. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says a citizen recognized the white van that the escapees were believed to be using and approached San Francisco Police officers who were in the area on an unrelated call. Officers approached the van and Nayeri fled on foot. He was captured shortly. Officers returned to the van and found Tieu trying to hide inside. Both Nayeri and Tieu were arrested without incident or injury.

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens thanked the public and the media for their assistance in apprehending these fugitives.


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