Authorities: Men fought over killing taxi driver

Feb 1, 2016 6:43 PM by News Staff

Authorities say three inmates planned their escape from a California jail for at least six months then abducted a taxi driver and drove to Northern California, where two of the fugitives argued about killing him.

Sheriff's Capt. Jeff Hallock also said Monday that the inmates were picked up by an accomplice shortly after they escaped on Jan. 22 from Central Men's Jail in Orange County.

Hallock says later that day, inmate Hossein Nayeri held a gun on a taxi driver, who spent two nights with the fugitives in Southern California before they stole a van and drove north.

Hallock says Nayeri and inmate Bac Duong had a physical fight in an Alameda hotel room over whether or not to kill the taxi driver.

Duong and the taxi driver returned the next day to Santa Ana, where Duong later surrendered.


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