UPDATE: Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect after Grocer Was Stabbed to Death at His Own Grocery in Phuket

Phuket –

An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect from Phatthalung after he allegedly stabbed a local grocer at his own grocery in Phuket Town following a suspected dispute with a former customer.

Our previous story:

The Phuket City Police was notified of the incident at 1:30 A.M. on Saturday (May 6th) at a local Thai grocery on Sri Saena Road in Talad Yai sub-district.

Now for the update:

Phuket City Police Captain Wichit Nokkaew told the Phuket Express that on May 6th, the Phuket Provincial Court issued an arrest warrant for Mr. Tarapong ‘Jack’ Nepbua, 34 from Phatthalung. He is facing charges of attacking another person and causing a death in a public area by using a knife.

Captain Wichit told the Phuket Express that Jack escaped to his hometown in Phatthalung after the incident.

As of press time, Phatthalung Police are still hunting for the suspect.


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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.