Charles Raymond Sprague
Charles Raymond Sprague
Texas Department of Public Safety

Escaped Fort Worth Sex Offender Caught at Winstar

A convicted sex offender wanted by police after escaping his halfway house apparently spent a few of his precious hours of freedom in the saddest way imaginable, holed up at a Winstar Casino in Oklahoma.

Charles Raymond Sprague left his halfway house shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday after cutting off his ankle monitor, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Hours later, a woman was carjacked and kidnapped at gunpoint in North Richland Hills, a crime police say Sprague may have committed. The victim of the carjacking was dropped off, safe, behind a vacant building.

Sprague was arrested at the sprawling Thackerville-based gaming establishment Friday morning after authorities received a tip that he'd checked into the casino's hotel. Sprague has previously been convicted of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping with sexual abuse.

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