Prison runaway recaptured
PHUKET: Drug possession suspect Nontachai Boonyarak, 23, who managed to escape on Friday (August 3) while receiving treatment at Vachira Hospital, was rearrested yesterday morning (August 6).
Tuesday 7 August 2012, 11:49AM
Nontachai was on remand, awaiting trial on a charge of drug possession after police found him in possession of 0.5 gram of crystal methamphetamine (ya ice) three months ago.
He was sent to Vachira Hospital on July 24 for treatment of a severe cataract problem.
On Friday, his girlfriend came to visit him and the two simply walked out of the hospital while a warder was taking a meal break.
Police twice cordoned off places to try to catch the runaway, but came up empty-handed. Finally, yesterday, they caught him in a house at Soi Honesinetong in Rassada.
He is now back in Phuket Prison, with an extra charge of escaping from prison hanging over him.