Convicted murderer Ike Souzer has been re-arrested by police after fleeing California’s Halfway House

An “extremely dangerous” teenager convicted of the 2017 murder of his mother has been arrested after he fled a California transitional home last week, officials announced Sunday.

Ike Souzer, 18, removed his electronic surveillance bracelet hours after he was transferred from Orange’s Theo Lacy Facility to a transitional home in Santa Ana on Wednesday, according to Orange County prosecutors.

He was arrested Sunday at an Anaheim homeless camp by undercover officers, DA spokeswoman Kimberly Edds told The Post.

He is currently being held in the Santa Ana City Jail. He is expected to be charged on Tuesday, however it is not clear at this time whether it will be in a juvenile court or main court as he has been serving a sentence for juvenile crimes, Ebb said.

Souzer – described as a high-functioning autistic teenager from the town of Garden Grove – was convicted of the murder of his mother, 48-year-old Barbara Scheuer-Souzer, when he was just 13. He stabbed her several times with a knife and then left her on the ground outside her home, where she died.

He was also convicted in December of assaulting three correctional officers, officials said.

According to the public prosecutor, he was released on July 9, 2023, 15 months before his sentence expired.

This isn’t Souzer’s first escape. In 2019, the teenager climbed the fence of the Orange County Juvenile Detention Center in the middle of the night after somehow getting onto the facility’s roof before fleeing on foot.

He was arrested again the same day at an Anaheim McDonald’s, where he was peacefully taken into police custody Convicted murderer Ike Souzer has been re-arrested by police after fleeing California’s Halfway House


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