All three California jail escapees caught; two captured by police in San Francisco
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — The two remaining fugitives from a California jail break last week are in custody, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday on Twitter.
The department said details on how Hossein Nayeri and Jonathan Tieu were detained will be discussed at a noon (3 p.m. ET) news conference.
Authorities in San Francisco have the two in custody, meaning all three suspects have been arrested. Further details about the capture have not been released.
The fugitives had vanished from Orange County’s Central Men’s Jail and are accused of murder, attempted murder and torture.
Authorities had described the fugitives as a trio of extremely dangerous men.
Hossein Nayeri, 37, was in jail for allegedly torturing and kidnapping; Jonathan Tieu, 20, was in jail on murder charges; and Bac Tien Duong, 43, was facing attempted murder charges.
Nayeri allegedly attacked a victim in the desert, poured bleach on the person, set the victim on fire and then severed the victim’s penis. The man survived, Orange County Lt. Dave Sawyer said.
Tieu was charged with murder and attempted murder for a gang-related attack. Authorities said he is a documented Vietnamese gang member.
Officials said Tien Duong also has Vietnamese gang affiliations.