UPDATE (8:30 a.m.) – Charles Spraberry was arrested in Caddo Parrish, Louisiana and is in custody, officials said.

Cass County Judge Travis Ransom said more details will follow. The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office said he was arrested on LA 169 south of Moringsport.

Per Sheriff Steve Prator, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office tracked Spraberry down and informed Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office that he was in the parish Wednesday morning. After a short chase, Spraberry and a woman who was in the vehicle with him were arrested at 8:01 a.m. and will be booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.


CASS COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Law enforcement agencies in East Texas are searching for a man who escaped from the Cass County Jail on Monday night, and is a person of interest in a double homicide.

Officials said that Charles Obin Spraberry, 44, produced a homemade knife, “assaulted a male jailer and made his way to the booking area located at the front of the jail. Spraberry then forced a female jailer to open the door to the outside, and fled on foot.”

Charles Spraberry

As of Tuesday, multiple law enforcement agencies are reported to be searching for him, and felony escape warrants have been issued for his arrest.

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and white boxer shorts, and is believed to have broke out of jail using a handmade knife.

“Spraberry was incarcerated and faces charges for multiple felonies including sexual assault, assault by strangulation, assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, and kidnapping,” officials said.

In March, Spraberry was captured in South Louisiana and labeled as a person of interest in a double homicide where a man and woman were found shot to death in a burned-out trailer.

Cass County officials said Spraberry is also a person of interest in multiple felonies. If you see Spraberry or have any information, authorities said to call 911 immediately.


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