[UPDATED] Three fugitives already arrested this evening after breaking out from Phetchabun prison, hunting for the last prisoner continues

Phetchabun –

One of four fugitives was arrested in Mueang Phetchabun district this morning, July 19th, after breaking out of the Phetchabun prison in the early hours of this morning.

The four prisoners had reportedly escaped from the provincial prison at around 3:00 AM. Police and prison officials were deployed and began tracking down the fugitives shortly after they were discovered missing.

The escaped inmates are (1.) Phatdanai Suesirithamrong, 40, (2.) Krisada Kongkhao, 21, (3.) Thanadon Tantiwanichcharoen, 18, and  (4.) Watcharin Chanboon, 35.

As of 6:00 AM., one of the fugitives, Watcharin Chanboon, was caught hiding at a Mueang Phetchabun school while the remaining three were still on the run.

Neither Phetchabun Prison officials nor the police officials have yet made an official statement or provided any detailed information regarding the case, escape, and capture of Watcharin. However, they asked the public to contact 191 as soon as possible if they have spotted one of the fugitives.

UPDATED (7:06 PM.)

Two more fugitives, namely Krisada and Thanadon, were caught this evening in an abandoned field next to the Mueang Phetchabun school in the Mueang Phetchabun district, not far away from the first arrest.

The only remaining fugitive was Phatdanai who was believed to be not staying far away in the area of Mueang district. The police and officials are currently surrounding the area and continued searching for the man for the rest of the evening.

Update: 12:00 A.M.

Phatdanai was arrested at his mother’s home nearby after trying to hide from the police. All four suspects are back in custody.


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.