Final two California prison escapees caught
California authorities along with the FBI finally caught the last two remaining fugitives who escaped from an Orange County prison last week. Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Hossein Nayeri, 37, were arrested by San Francisco police on Saturday. Bac Duong, 43, who escaped from the prison with Tieu and Neyeri surrendered to authorities Friday. A teacher at the jail, Nooshafarin Ravaghi, 44, was arrested Thursday and charged with providing Google Earth images showing the area around the jail to Nayeri.
The three inmates had been held in a dormitory with about 65 other men in Santa Ana, about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. They escaped early Jan. 22 by cutting a hole in a metal grate then crawling through plumbing tunnels and onto the roof of a five-story jail building, the Associated Press reported. They then pushed aside barbed wire and rappelled down using a rope made of bed sheets. Authorities say Duong has been held without bond since last month on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other charges in a gang shooting.
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