Orange County jail escape: Suspected accomplice arrested, taxi driver kidnapped, ESL teacher to be released

SANTA ANA– A Santa Ana taxi motorist was abducted at gunpoint and also compelled to move 3 jail-breakers from the Orange Area Jail for several days throughout which two of the fugitive from justices suggested about eliminating him and hiding his body, Orange Region Constable’s Capt. Jeff Hallock said Monday.

Details of the eight-day manhunt after Hossein Nayeri, 37, Jonathan Tieu, 20 and Bac Duong, 43 left on Jan. 22 were released Monday by the Orange Area Constable’s Department as well as the District Attorney’s office in back-to-back news seminars.

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A guy accused of smuggling devices right into the Orange Area Jail that assisted three prisoners get away on Jan. 22 has been arrested, Orange County Area Lawyer Tony Rackauckas claimed.

The contraband fees against Loc Bachelor’s degree Nguyen lug a possible sentence of 5 years and four months in a state prison.

Rackauckas also revealed that Nooshafarin Ravaghi, the 44-year-old ESL teacher jailed on suspicion of providing one of the refugees a map, will be launched. Her accusation will certainly be postponed for 2 weeks while the Sheriff’s Division remains to check out if she had involvement in the getaway.

After 5 a.m. on Jan. 22, the inmates rappelled the five tales of the prison and fulfilled a car at 10th and also Olive roads in Santa Ana, Hallock claimed. They were driven to properties in Westminster, Huntington Coastline and also Santa Ana where they were given cash by either friend or family, Hallock stated.

That night, not long after they were discovered missing, they called a taxi in Santa Ana, Hallock claimed. The cab driver has not been named as well as is thought about an abduct victim, Hallock claimed. Duong stuck a gun right into the cab driver’s ribs and required he take the trio to Rosemead, Hallock said.

On Saturday, Duong responded to a Craigslist advertisement as well as took a white utility van, Hallock stated.

They additionally visited a beauty salon as well as tried to alter their appearance, he stated.

They drove to a post workplace in Yard Grove, and Tieu mailed a letter to his mother as a disturbance tactic before the prisoners goinged north, Hallock claimed. Then they drove to the Alameda Motel in San Jose, where the inmates got into a physical battle about just what to do with the taxi driver, Hallock said.

The inmates broke up when Nayeri and also Tieu took the van to obtain its home windows tinted, Hallock said. While they were gone, the taxi vehicle driver took Duong back to Santa Ana where he transformed himself in Friday morning.

The eight-day manhunt for the left inmates ultimately ended Saturday morning when San Francisco cops captured Nayeri and also Tieu merely before 9 a.m. after a man, who had seen the photos of the escapees and their white van on television, flagged down officers near a Whole Foods Market near to Golden Entrance Park.

Nayeri, Tieu and also Duong are being arraigned today and butted in the breaking away, Rackauckas stated. The 3 inmates were totally free for 8 days after sawing with steel barriers, vibrating via vents as well as rappelling 5 tales to leave the prison.

Nayeri’s trial on fees of kidnapping as well as torturing a marijuana dispensary proprietor will start as set up on Feb. 23.

The test for Tieu, butted in connection with a gang shooting, will begin March 18. A date for Duong’s test on suspicion of attempted murder in Santa Ana has not been established.

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