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Orange County authorities searching for inmate who may have escaped

March 1, 2013 |  9:16 pm

Authorities are searching for an inmate who may have escaped early Friday from Orange County’s largest jail.

Saith Na, 26, did not turn up during the daily 10 a.m. body count at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, said Lt. Jim England, of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Authorities immediately placed the facility on lockdown, ran a search of the perimeter and continue to scour the entire premises looking for signs of escape.

Na, of Cambodian descent, has black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 foot 8 and weighs 160 pounds, and bears a number of distinctive tattoos, officials say: “Sar Rors” on the front lower chest, “Dragons” on the left upper arm and “Koi Fish” on the left lower arm. 

Na had been booked into the county’s jail system Aug. 26 by the Santa Ana Police Department on suspicion of robbery, narcotics, weapons possession and criminal street terrorism.

Anyone with information about Na is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000 or the anonymous tip line at (855) TIP-OCCS.


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