‘Extremely dangerous and violent’ fugitive recaptured in OC

The man described by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office as an “extremely dangerous and violent criminal” has been recaptured, the office announced Sunday.

Ike Souzer, 18, escaped from electronic monitoring and from a rehabilitation center, the District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

On Sunday, he was captured by a task force made up of various Orange County law enforcement agencies.

Souzer, who previously escaped from juvenile detention in 2019, was originally arrested for killing his mother in Garden Grove in 2017, when he was just 13 years old.

Barbara Scheuer-Souzer, 47, was covered in blood when a neighbor discovered her outside her home, police said at the time. Her son had stabbed her several times in the stomach. During her initial trial, she escaped from the juvenile detention center and spent a day on the run before being detained at a McDonald’s.

Souzer was released to the Theo Lacy Center in Orange for electronic monitoring with his sentence due to expire in July 2023.

In addition to killing his mother, he was also convicted of assaulting several prison officials. At the time of his escape, the district attorney’s office said Souzer posed a “significant” threat to the community.

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