Courts & Law

Fugitive is arrested by police

AN “EXTREMELY DANGEROUS” man was at large in Orange County, according to the DA. He was convicted of the 2017 stabbing death of his mother in Garden Grove and after escaping from a halfway house in Santa Ana, was arrested on Sunday in Anaheim (Shutterstock).

UPDATE: Ike Nicholas Souzer, 18, the convicted killer of his mother in Garden Grove in 2017, has been arrested after fleeing a halfway house in Santa Ana.

According to the SAPD, the arrest took place on Sunday. He was taken into custody at a homeless encampment in Anaheim by undercover investigators. Souzer, also known as Jacob, is expected to be arraigned in Tuesday.


An “extremely dangerous and violent” man who had been convicted of murdering his mother in Garden Grove is “at large,” according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.


In a statement released today (Friday), the OCDA’s office said that Ike Souzer, 18, poses a “significant public safety threat.” Residents who might encounter him are advised to call police immediately and stay clear of him.

Souzer apparently evaded electronic monitoring at a Santa Ana halfway house.

He was arrested in May 2017 in the stabbing death of his mother in Garden Grove. Souzer was 13 at the time. He was convicted of manslaughter.

Since then, he successfully escaped a juvenile hall in Orange at the age of 15 and was involved in an altercation in which he reportedly attacked three correctional officers.


2 replies »

  1. Do we know that he is currently in Garden Grove? Has he been seen here? When was he last incarcerated and when was he released or did he escape?

  2. He had been convicted of manslaughter in his mother’s death. Some reports say he was an abused child, so the judge opted for manslaughter rather than murder. He escaped from a halfway house on April 13. I don’t have any information about whether he was in GG recently.

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