Female teacher among the ten arrested over Orange County jail break
Jan 29, 2016 09:07 AM EST
Authorities on Wednesday arrested ten people involved with the escape of three inmates from Southern California jail. One of those who were arrested is a woman who teaches inmates English at the Orange County Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Orange County.
Yahoo News reported Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens announced they have already made around five arrests as of 5:18 AM of January 28. Hutchens said the suspects are somehow connected to the convicts who escaped.
According to FoxNews, Hutchens didn't specify the connections between those arrested and the inmates who escaped. She said the authorities are continuing their search for Jonathan Tieu, 20, Hossein Nayeri, 37, and Bac Duong, 43. The county sheriff said the trio couldn't have carried out the daring escape without "outside help."
Five more were taken into custody on Wednesday evening.
The New York Daily News wrote that teacher Nooshafarian Ravaghi, 44, the teacher who is among those who have been accused of providing the inmates, "credible planning tools," that helped them escape Friday. Ravaghi allegedly became friendly with Nayeri, when he was attending her class. She admitted to have given them maps, but authorities think she may have provided tools for escape as well.
The convicts escaped by cutting through thick wall, crawling through tunnels, went up to the roof, and rappelled using blankets as ropes down to their freedom. City jail authorities only knew about the escape 16 hours after they got out.
The inmates are extremely dangerous. Nayeri once cut off a man's penis. The prosecutor considers his criminal methods the same with Hannibal Lecter from the movie "The Silence of the Lambs." Heather Brown said, "he's diabolical." Meanwhile, Tieu and Duong could be hiding among one of the Vietnamese gangs in the county. Tieu was serving time for murder, Nayeri for kidnapping and torture, while Duong was convicted of attempted murder.