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The escape of Chaowalit Thongduang, a prisoner serving time for attempted murder, from a hospital on October 22 has led to an unexpected series of events. An arrest warrant has been issued for a third prison warden, adding another layer of complexity to this already intricate case.
Details of the Third Warden’s Involvement
Weerachai Nuduang, a warden from Nakhon Si Thammarat Central Prison, has had an arrest warrant approved for his involvement in Chaowalit’s escape. The warrant was issued under Section 157 of the Criminal Court, concerning dereliction of duty. It appears that Weerachai had been under close observation by his colleagues for allegedly tampering with the prisoner’s fetters just a day before the escape.
Past Arrest Warrants for Wardens
Before Weerachai’s case, the court had already approved arrest warrants for two other wardens, Warinthorn Thongprachong (41) and Ekkalak Chaiyakarn (35). Both of them were charged with dereliction of duty related to Chaowalit’s escape. The three wardens’ involvement in this case has shaken the public’s trust in the prison system.
Chaowalit Thongduang: The Escaped Prisoner
The convict at the heart of this drama, Chaowalit Thongduang, was serving time for attempted murder. His escape from Maharat Nakhon Si Thammarat on October 22 has sparked a nationwide manhunt. Chaowalit had been taken to the hospital for dental treatment when he complained of severe leg pain and subsequently collapsed. He used this opportunity to escape and remains at large.
Surrender of the Accused Wardens
The three accused wardens – Warinthorn, Ekkalak, and Weerachai – have shown willingness to surrender. They contacted Nakhon Si Thammarat police chief Pol Maj Gen Somchai Suetongtrakul through their lawyer to arrange their surrender. The surrender shows their recognition of the situation’s gravity and willingness to face the legal consequences.
Capture of Accomplices in the Escape
In a positive development, all seven suspects believed to have aided Chaowalit’s escape have been apprehended. This development is an indication of the authorities’ commitment to solving this case and ensuring justice is served.
Chaowalit’s Criminal Background
Chaowalit, sentenced to 20 years and six months in jail last year by the Phatthalung Provincial Court, was found guilty of attempted murder related to an armed attack on police during an attempted abduction on September 2, 2019. He began his sentence at Phatthalung Prison in January 2022 and was transferred to Nakhon Si Thammarat Prison on August 7 of the same year. Apart from his current jail term, Chaowalit also faces multiple other criminal charges.
The case continues to unfold, with many awaiting the outcome of the ongoing investigation into the prison system’s internal workings. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of maintaining strict adherence to protocols within correctional facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the charges against the third warden involved in Chaowalit Thongduang’s escape?
Weerachai Nuduang, the third warden from Nakhon Si Thammarat Central Prison, is charged with dereliction of duty under Section 157 of the Criminal Court. His colleagues had been closely observing him after suspecting that he tampered with the prisoner’s fetters a day before the escape.
2. What is the criminal background of the escaped prisoner, Chaowalit Thongduang?
Chaowalit Thongduang was serving a 20 years and six months sentence for attempted murder, a sentence he was handed by the Phatthalung Provincial Court last year. The charges stemmed from an armed attack on police during an attempted abduction on September 2, 2019. Apart from this, Chaowalit faces multiple other criminal charges too.
3. What is the latest update on the escape case and the measures taken by authorities?
All seven suspects who were believed to have aided Chaowalit in his escape have been apprehended, signaling the authorities’ dedication to resolving the case. The three accused wardens – Warinthorn, Ekkalak, and Weerachai – contacted the Nakhon Si Thammarat police chief through their lawyer to arrange their surrender, demonstrating their willingness to face the legal consequences. The investigation into the prison system’s internal workings is ongoing.