News about three dangerous men who escaped from the Orange County Central Men’s Jail is being tracked on social media using the hashtag #OCjailescape. As seen in the above photo that the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has provided, the three men who escaped from the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana, California, were ones who committed violent crimes.
As reported by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the men were serving time for crimes that range from murder to torture to kidnapping. On the left in the above photo is Hossein Nayeri, 37 years of age, who has been charged with kidnapping and torture. According to Heavy, Nayeri is accused of cutting off the penis of a man who owned a marijuana dispensary and driving off with the penis so it couldn’t be reattached.
In the middle of the photo is Jonathan Tieu, who is 20 years old and charged with a gang-related murder and was being held on $1 million bail.
Last up on the right side of the photo is Bac Duong, 43, who was charged with attempted murder — as reported by the Orange County Register — and was held without bail because Duong was on immigration hold.
The OC Sheriff, CA Twitter account @OCSD provided five jail escape investigation photos, with the
#ocjailescape providing updates about the growing rewards for the capture of the men. According to Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock, the three men were last seen at 5 a.m. on Friday, January 22, and could have escaped anytime from 5 a.m. Friday morning till Friday evening, when they were discovered missing from 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. Based on the preliminary investigation, the inmates were last confirmed to be seen during the morning hours of Friday, January 22, 2016. The capture of these inmates can be expedited with the public’s help. If you see one of these men, call 9-1-1. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of these inmates, please call our Hotline at 714-628-7085 or Investigations at 714-647-7014. Anonymous tips may be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227).
Message from Sheriff Hutchens- Jail Escape: “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.
The photos provided by the Sheriff’s Office show how Nayeri, Tieu, and Duong used linens and rappelled down from the roof of the jail to escape. Certain portions of the property aren’t covered by security cameras. It is believed that the men planned their escape for weeks, and the police, the U.S. Marshals and the FBI are hoping to put the dangerous men back behind bars.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to follow the social media tag #ocjailescape for the latest updates. They also provided the exterior image of the jail, and more details about when the jail was built.
Photos of a cut steel screen were also provided.
The security footage provided is very grainy.
The jail escapees were then able to utilize a tunnel in order to make their escape.
Beyond that, the three men had to make it past the razor wire on the roof of the jail in order to rappel down the side of the jail and get away.
(Orange County Sheriff’s Department via AP)