Escaped inmate from Cass County captured in Louisiana after chase

Cass County Judge Travis Ransom reports the inmate who escaped custody from the Cass County Jail Monday night has been apprehended in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.
Published: Aug. 31, 2022 at 8:41 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2022 at 11:48 AM CDT
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CADDO PARISH, Louisiana (KLTV) - Cass County Judge Travis Ransom reports the inmate who escaped custody from the Cass County Jail Monday night has been apprehended in Caddo Parish, Louisiana and is in custody.

Charles Spraberry, 42, is a person of interest in a double homicide in Atlanta, Texas, where two bodies were found in a burned camper trailer.

Deputies say Spraberry broke out of jail just before 8 p.m. Monday night. We’re told he used a handmade knife to break free. According to law enforcement, he jumped a male jailer and made his way to the booking area at the front of the jail. He then forced a female jailer to open the door to the outside, and then he ran out of the jail when police arrived.

According to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Spraberry was arrested following a chase on LA 169 south of Moringsport. The Facebook post states Spraberry and a woman who was in the car with him were arrested at 8:01 a.m. They will be booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.

According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Spraberry was driving a Cadillac SUV he stole from an unoccupied home off of Highway 8, between Linden and Red Hill.

Cass County Judge Travis Ransom says multiple tips were received about potential sightings of Spraberry.

Spraberry will be charged with escape, burglary, theft of property and assault of a public servant.

Spraberry has previous charges of sexual assault, assault by strangulation, assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and kidnapping. He is a person of interest in an ongoing investigation into a double homicide in Cass County.

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