The Latest: Probable leader of jail escape deserted Marines

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Posted: Feb 02, 2016 1:44 PM
The Latest: Probable leader of jail escape deserted Marines

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on three inmates who were recaptured after escaping from a California jail (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

A Marine Corps spokeswoman says one of three inmates who escaped from a California jail had been court martialed for deserting the Marines in 1999.

Spokeswoman Yvonne Carlock said Tuesday that 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri spent 47 days in the brig and received a bad conduct discharge in 2001.

Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has cited his military record while calling Nayeri the probable mastermind of the Jan. 22 escape.

Nayeri and 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu were captured Saturday in San Francisco after eight days on the run. The other inmate, 43-year-old Bac Duong, surrendered Friday in Santa Ana.

Nayeri also cited his military service to a judge when he was charged in a fatal drunken driving accident in 2005. He was sentenced to less than a year in jail and probation.