CRIME
01/27/2016 08:08 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2017

Vietnamese Gang Members Arrested In Connection With Jailhouse Escape

The escapees are still at large.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Reuters) - Authorities have arrested five people in connection with the jailhouse breakout of three maximum-security inmates, including a convicted killer wanted for the mutilation torture of a kidnap victim, Orange County Sandra Hutchens said on Wednesday.

She said the inmates who escaped on Friday remain at large, but that individuals linked to them have been taken into custody as sheriff's deputies focus their investigation on street gang members tied to the three fugitives.

(Reporting by Tori Richards in Santa Ana; Writing and additional reporting in Los Angeles by Steve Gorman; Editing by Sandra Maler)

 

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