An intense manhunt is currently underway for three very dangerous men who escaped from the Orange County Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana, CA.
The men were discovered unaccounted for during a check on Friday evening, according to a special bulletin released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. After an immediate search of the Central Jail Complex and adjacent Civic Center, it was determined the inmates had escaped the jail and fled the area.
— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD) January 23, 2016
The three inmates were identified as: Hossein Nayeri, 37, Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Bac Duong, 43. All three men were in custody on pending charges for violent criminal acts; Nayeri for kidnapping and torture, Tieu for suspicion of murder, and Duong for attempted murder.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 714-647-7000 or O.C. Crime Stoppers at 855-847-6227. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of these suspects.
Up to a $1,000 reward for an anonymous tip to OC Crimestoppers leading to their capture. https://t.co/H8wHkHQWfo
— OC Crime Stoppers (@occrimestoppers) January 23, 2016
A press conference is scheduled for 9:00 AM PST:
Media conference at Sheriff's HQ (550 N. Flower St., Santa Ana) at 9am to discuss jail escape. https://t.co/kzCYRVlE9i
— Lt. Jeff Hallock (@Jeff_Hallock) January 23, 2016
[image via Orange County Sheriff’s Department]