A Cass County inmate suspected of double homicide escaped from the Cass County Jail Monday, August 29, 2022. Charles Obin Spraberry, 44, considered armed and dangerous, broke out of the jail at about 7:45 pm, according to Cass County Judge Travis Ransom.
According to the Judge, Sprayberry brandished a homemade knife and assaulted a male jailer, then made his way to the booking area located at the front of the jail. Spraberry forced a female jailer to open the door to the outside and fled on foot. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers and Cass County Deputies were dispatched to the jail, where a perimeter was established. Texas Department of Criminal Justice tracking dogs were requested but could not find a solid trail to follow. The search widened, and U.S. Marshals were called to assist. Today, the Texas Rangers, U.S. Marshals, Texas DPS, and Cass County Sheriff’s Office, along with all local law enforcement agencies, are working together to locate this individual. Felony escape warrants have been issued.
Sprayberry had been in jail on several felony charges, including sexual assault, assault by strangulation, assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, and kidnapping. He has been named as a person of interest in connection to two homicides that happened in early March in Cass County. At that time, authorities found two people dead inside a burned trailer. Both had been shot. Sprayberry allegedly stole a car in Texarkana and drove to South Louisiana, where he was arrested on March 25, 2022.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect should not approach the suspect as he is considered armed and dangerous. Please call 911 and report any information so law enforcement officers can investigate.