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Three Dangerous Inmates Escape OC Lockup

Orange County CA— On Friday, January 22, 2016, inmates Hossein Nayeri, 37, Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Bac Tien Duong, 43, were discovered unaccounted for at the Orange County Central Men’s Jail.

An immediate search was conducted of the Central Jail Complex and adjacent Civic Center area of Santa Ana; however, all indications are that the inmates escaped the jail and have fled the area.

Sheriff’s officials said the inmates escaped by cutting through 1/2-inch steel bars and plumbing tunnels to gain access to an unsecured roof. All three men then used sheets to rappel down to the ground and fled on foot.

“Last night, three inmates escaped from Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana. We are utilizing every resource available to ensure these inmates are brought back into custody as quickly as possible. As Sheriff, my utmost concern and primary responsibility is the safety of each Orange County resident. I take this situation very seriously and the men and woman of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will not rest until all three men are captured.” continue Sheriff Sandra Hutchens “The three escapees, Hossein Nayeri, Jonathan Tieu, and Bac Tien Duong, are dangerous criminals. My investigations team is working around the clock with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the Orange County Probation Office, the U.S. Marshals and the FBI. I am confident that this collaborative effort will result in returning these inmates to where they belong- behind bars.”

The capture of these inmates can be expedited with the public’s help. If you see one of these men, call 9-1-1.

Based on the preliminary investigation, the inmates were last confirmed to be seen during the morning hours of Friday, January 22, 2016.
A $20,000 reward is being offered

Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855- 847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.