Law enforcement in the Linden area and Cass County in Texas are looking for a fugitive who is considered armed and dangerous.

Last night (Monday, August 29) at around 7:45 PM Charles Obin Spraberry was able to break out of jail.

According to the post on Facebook from Judge Travis Ransom:

Spraberry 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. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers and Cass County Deputies were dispatched to the jail where a perimeter was established. The TDCJ track dogs were requested and could not find a solid trail to follow. The search widened and U.S. Marshals were called to assist in the search.

Obin is a person of interest in multiple felonies including sexual assault, assault by strangulation, assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, and kidnapping. He is considered dangerous.

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If you see him, please do not approach him and call 911 immediately.

If you have any information about Charles Obin Spraberry or where he might be heading please call 911. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and white boxer shorts.


Cass County Sheriff's Department
Cass County Sheriff's Department

At 11:35 PM last night Cass County Judge posted on Facebook;

The Cass County Sheriff Department Tx is being assisted by local, regional, and state resources and first responders. I cannot comment as to capabilities of our law enforcement partners or the specifics of this ongoing incident other than to say the subject is still at large and every effort is being made to locate him and bring him to justice.

This is a developing story.

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