Marshals Nab Sex Offender Who Escaped GPS Monitor, Fled to Tijuana

Isacc Alawdi was wanted for a 2012 robbery in Bakersfield

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    Kern County Sheriff's Department

     A fugitive who slipped his GPS monitor and escaped into Mexico was arrested in Tijuana Friday, accused of a violent home invasion in California’s Kern County.

    Isaac Alawdi – a 32-year-old convicted sex offender – allegedly stabbed an elderly Vietnam veteran in the neck as he tried to get into a Bakersfield home in November 2012, according to local media reports.

    He was charged with burglary in that case and released on a bond with a GPS monitor.

    However, on June 6, 2013, Alawdi escaped the monitor and apparently ran to Mexico, U.S. Marshals say.

    The suspect was arrested by Tijuana Police Friday after he showed them a fake Mexican ID card.

    When Marshals informed Mexican officials of Alawdi’s fugitive status, they turned him over to U.S. Marshals’ custody Saturday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

    Alawdi was booked into the San Diego Central Jail on a charge of violation of parole. U.S. Marshals say he should appear in San Diego County court on Monday.