One of the California inmates who escaped jail over the weekend has a long history of evading justice and fled the state at least twice — most recently after he allegedly kidnapped a marijuana merchant and cut off his penis.
Hossein Nayeri first took off after killing someone in December 2005. The Fresno man was driving drunk when he crashed a vehicle belonging to Ehsan Tousi, a 26-year-old acquaintance who died in the accident, court records show.
After Nayeri posted bail, he disappeared until authorities nabbed him in Washington, D.C., three years later, Tousi’s relatives say.
This could not be confirmed by authorities Sunday, but court records show Nayeri failed to appear on a felony charge in 2007.
Then, in 2012, Nayeri fled to his native Iran, prosecutors said, after he allegedly kidnapped a Newport Beach pot dispensary owner and tortured him with a blowtorch.
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