IN CUSTODY: Cass County inmate captured in Caddo Parish after brief chase

Published: Aug. 31, 2022 at 8:17 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2022 at 2:51 PM CDT
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CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Confirms that Charles Obin Spraberry, 44, is again in custody on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Deputies were called to a portion of Highway 169 between Mooringsport and Greenwood, according to CPSO. Deputies received a call from Cass County; they were tracking the vehicle.

An officials with Caddo Parish says just before 8 a.m. Wednesday, CPSO deputies were notified by Cass County that Spraberry was potentially in Caddo Parish near Mooringsport driving a stolen Cadillac SUV.

Officials in Cass County say Spraberry stole the SUV from an unoccupied home off Highway 8 between Linden, Texas and Red Hill, Texas.

Coincidentally, CPSO was holding K9 training at a park in Mooringsport when they got the tip, so deputies were able to respond quickly. Deputies spotted the stolen SUV and began to chase it.

CPSO says OnStar was able to disable the stolen vehicle, and it came to a stop on Highway 169 south of Mooringsport. At that point, officials say Spraberry got out and surrendered.

A woman who was in the vehicle, identified as Shea Smith, 37, was also taken into custody and is being interviewed.

Caddo officials say Spraberry will be kept in a “very secure” environment at Caddo Correctional Center before being extradited back to Texas. He’s charged with felony escape, burglary, theft of property, and assault on a public servant.

Smith, who was in the SUV with Spraberry, was booked into CCC as an out-of-state fugitive.

Spraberry was previous in jail and facing charges for multiple felonies, including sexual assault, assault by strangulation, assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, and kidnapping, Cass County officials say.