UPDATE: Male Suspect Who Helped Prisoner Escape in Nakhon Si Thammarat Arrested

Ratchaburi –

A male suspect who helped a prominent prisoner in Nakhon Si Thammarat flee a hospital and evade police was arrested while the prisoner himself is still on the run.

Our previous stories:

Police are hunting for a Thai prisoner who escaped while he was being treated at a hospital in Nakhon Si Thammarat. The Department of Corrections is offering 100,000 baht to anyone who gives details that lead to the arrest of the escaped prisoner. The Nakhon Si Thammarat Provincial Prison Commander and three officers in the prison have been transferred to the Department of Corrections while an investigation continues into how the prisoner escaped from the hospital and if he had help.

The Thai Department of Corrections has increased the amount of a reward from 100,000 baht to 1,000,000 baht for anyone who gives details that lead to the arrest of a prominent escaped prisoner in South Thailand.

Now for the update:

The Hunuman Special Unit told TPN media that earlier this week they successfully arrested Mr. Suthiwat ‘Norn’ Khunnarong, 28, in Ratchaburi. The arrest came after the Nakhon Si Thammarat Provincial Court had issued an arrest warrant on October 27th, 2023.

Norn is being accused of helping the prominent prisoner escape. Suthiwat has also reportedly admitted to the charge, stating that he was the driver for the escaped prisoner. Norn was taken back to the Nakhon Si Thammrat City Police Station for further legal action and investigation.

The prisoner, who is a prominent influential local figure in South Thailand, remains at large with a million baht reward for his capture.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.