Westminster Man Facing Charges for Allegedly Giving Cash, Beer to OC Jail Escapees
A Westminster man faces charges of aiding three escaped Orange County Men’s Central Jail inmates by supplying the fugitives with cash and beer during their week-long run from authorities.
Tung Nguyen, 41, of Westminster, has been called to appear in a Santa Ana court Monday to answer to a felony count of being an accessory after the fact. He is the latest individual to be charged in connection with the Jan. 22 escape of inmates Hossein Nayeri, Bac Duong and Jonathan Tieu, authorities said.
The inmates are accused of staging an elaborate escape that involved cutting through metal grating, entering a system of ventilation and plumbing shafts, accessing the jail roof and rappelling to the ground.
Prosecutors say that Nguyen gave the fugitives money and beer the day after the jail break, when they showed up at his Westminster home.
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