SANTA ANA, Calif. – The latest on the 3 inmates who escaped from a California jail (all times local):
Immigration authorities and records indicate that one of three inmates who escaped from a California jail had been ordered deported to Vietnam in 1998 but remained in the country and racked up a lengthy rap sheet including an attempted murder charge.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday that 43-year-old Bac Duong came to the United States legally in 1991 but was ordered removed seven years later.
Authorities say Duong had been checking in with federal immigration officials until August 2014.
In 2008, Vietnam agreed to provide documents to help repatriate immigrants but only those who entered the U.S. since July 1995.
U.S. officials can't detain immigrants indefinitely while they await deportation and must release most after six months.
Sheriff's officials say Duong and two other inmates escaped from jail Friday.