Alien Jail Escapee Turns Himself In Leaving Two At Large

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Dangerous criminal alien Bac Duong turned himself into authorities on Friday, just a week after he and two other violent criminals escaped from an Orange County Jail. The other two remain at large.

Duong, 43, showed up at an acquiantance’s Santa Ana business. “He just showed up, and he told my wife that he want to turn in,” Tri Nguyen said according to KTLA 5. The police were called. Store co-owner Lee Tran described Duong as “scared for his life.”

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department tweeted video of Duong in custody:

Duong was first ordered deported to his home country of Viet Nam in 1998. After a failed appeal in 2003 he was taken into custody. Duong was later released back into the U.S. He stopped reporting for supervision in 2014 and was again arrested in December 2015 as an alien with multiple criminal convictions.

Duong escaped the Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana with 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri and 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu. Duong and Tieu have been associated with Vietnamese gangs. The three are considered dangerous criminals, each facing charges ranging from aggravated assault and attempted murder to murder and torture.

Nooshafarin Ravaghi, an english as a second language (ESL) teacher at the jail was also arrested Friday on suspicion of assisting in the jail break. The Iranian-born Ravaghi came to the U.S. after studying in Tehran and Pais. She and Nayeri — born in Iran, but raised in Fresno — became friendly after the dangerous criminal took her ESL class.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had issued a detainer request for Duong after his 2015 capture. A detainer request has also been issued for Hossein Nayeri, the man one Orange County prosecutor called “Hannibal Lecter.”

ICE detainer requests serve to notify officials that ICE should be notified when a person in custody is slated for release. They can be issued when an individual is believed to be a candidate for deportation.

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez is an example of when sanctuary city policies — which require officials to ignore ICE detainer requests — allowed an individual to kill a U.S. citizen. Lopez-Sanchez was a five time deported, seven time convicted illegal alien who was released in San Francisco despite ICE having issued a detainer. San Francisco officials ignored the request due to sanctuary city policies and within a couple of months the criminal alien killed young Kate Steinle.

A $200,000 reward has been offered for information leading to arrests of the three men — now only two left on the loose.

The Sheriff’s Department provided instructions on how to make a report:

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