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