January 22, 2016 Three violent men Iranian and 2 Vietnamese Gangsters escape from Santa Ana Jail Three inmates, an Iranian and two Vietnamese with ties to gangs of the Orange County Men's Central Jail in Santa Ana, California escaped from the jail's maximum-security unit by climbing through the plumbing pipes and ascending to the roof. They stole a utility van in Los Angelesfrom a private seller and a taxi cab and took its driver hostage, and drove to San Jose. One inmate, Bac Duong, went along with the taxi cab driver back to Southern California and surrendered to police in Santa Ana on January 29, and the other two inmates, Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu, were arrested in San Francisco on January 30. Multiple people were arrested for allegedly aiding the inmates to escape, including an Iranian woman jail teacher.
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On January 22, 2016, three inmates of the Orange County Men's Central Jail in Santa Ana, California escaped from the jail's maximum-security unit by climbing through the plumbing pipes and ascending to the roof. They stole a utility van in Los Angelesfrom a private seller and a taxi cab and took its driver hostage, and drove to San Jose. One inmate, Bac Duong, went along with the taxi cab driver back to Southern California and surrendered to police in Santa Ana on January 29, and the other two inmates, Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu, were arrested in San Francisco on January 30. Multiple people were arrested for allegedly aiding the inmates to escape, including a jail teacher.
Hossein Nayeri, 38, is a suspect along with three others of torture and kidnapping charges for the October 2012 abduction of a marijuana seller from his Newport Beach home and drove him to the Mojave Desert and lit him on fire with a blowtorch, and cut off his penis. Nayeri fled to Iran, where he was relatives, and was arrested at an airport in Prague, Czech Republic, and was extradited back to Orange County to face charges in the torture case. He has military experience.
Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Bac Duong, 43, are believed to be associated with Vietnamese-American street gangs. Tieu, an allegedTiny Rascal gang member, is suspected of murder and attempted murder for a March 20, 2011 shooting outside a pool hall inGarden Grove, California that killed 19-year-old Scottie Bui and injured another man. Tieu was tried for the shooting, but a jury was deadlocked on the charges and a mistrial was declared. He was scheduled to be retried on the charges.
Duong is charged with attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and firing into a residence for shooting and wounding a man in Santa Ana in November 2015. He has a criminal record dating back to a residential burglary conviction in San Diego County in 1995, and pleaded guilty in 2007 to two misdemeanor counts of burglary and receiving stolen property and was sentenced to two years imprisonment. In February 2008, Duong pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to sell, and possession of a firearm by a felon and evading police, and was sentenced to six years in prison. In May 2011, Duong pleaded guilty to another charge of possession of cocaine with intent to sell and the sale or transport of of a controlled substance, and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Duong, Nayeri, and Tieu escaped from the jail on January 22 at 5:00 a.m., by cutting through four layers of steel grating and rebar inside the jail, climbing through a plumbing conduit to the roof and lowering themselves four floors to the ground with a rope made out of bed sheets. They were not reported missing by 9:00 p.m. that night, and their escape was confirmed at midnight. Duong allegedly pressed a handgun into the rib cage of a cabdriver outside a Target store in Rosemead, and stole the taxi cab and took the driver hostage. They hid out at the Flamingo Inn Motel in Rosemead for at least one night. They stole a utility van from a private seller who advertised it through a Craigslist posting, in South Los Angeles. They never returned it after a test drive, and drove it along with the taxi cab to San Jose, where they stayed at The Alameda motel.
Duong was arguing with the other inmates on deciding whether to kill the taxi cab driver, and went along with him to drive back to Southern California in the cab. Duong released the taxi cab driver and walked into a friend's auto shop business in Santa Ana on January 29, and called the police to surrender. On January 30, Nayeri and Tieu were arrested outside a McDonald'srestaurant at the intersection of Haight Street and Stanyan Street near the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Nayeri was detained after a short foot chase, and Tieu was arrested while inside the van. Police found ammunition in the van, but did not find a firearm.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department offered a $200,000 reward for the capture of the inmates.
Nooshafarin Ravaghi, a writer who taught English at the jail, is accused of giving the inmates Google Maps information that included overviews of the jail rooftop and surrounding areas. She was arrested and released from jail on February 1. Loc Ba Nguyen, an associate of Duong, was arrested for allegedly smuggling in tools that the inmates used to cut through the steel grating and barbed wire. He was formally charged with aiding the inmates' escape on February 1. Investigators have not classified how he smuggled in the tools to the jail. Three other arrests were made, including that of Vietnamese gang members.
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- January 22, 2016 escape January 29, 2016 update Authorities: 1 escaped inmate caught, 2 likely in San Jose Associated Press (AP) - One of three violent inmates who broke out of a Southern California jail a week ago surrendered Friday, and authorities believe the other two may be 400 miles north in the San Jose area. Bac Duong, 43, surrendered in Southern California earlier in the day and told investigators he had been with the other two fugitives, 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu and 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri, in San Jose... Lee Tran, whose family owns Auto Electric Rebuilders, said Duong came to the shop looking for Tran's sister, Theresa, and told her that he wanted to surrender. Bac Duong, 1 of 3 inmates who escaped Orange County jail, in ... abc7.com Bac Duong, one of three inmates who escaped from Orange County Central Men's Jail, was taken into custody on Friday, sheriff's officials said. SoCal Escapee Bac Duong, Deported in 1998, Never Left US Newsmax Southern California jail escapee Bac Duong was ordered deported from the United States in 1998 but never left and kept committing crimes, according to the ...Three violent men escape from Orange County Central Mens Jail ... oc-breeze.com The escapees from the Orange County Central Mens Jail were being held on charges of kidnapping and torture, murder, and attempted murder.
On Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, inmates Hossein Nayeri, 37, Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Bac Duong, 43, were discovered unaccounted for at the Orange County Central Mens Jail.
- Booking photos for all three escapees:
Hossein Nayeri, date of birth Dec. 6, 1978, last address in Newport Beach, charged with kidnapping and torture
Jonathan Tieu, date of birth Oct. 5, 1995, last address in Fountain Valley, charged with murder
Bac Duong, date of birth Aug. 9, 1972, last address in Santa Ana, charged with attempted murder