Charles Thompson Texas Death Row

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Charles Thompson was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for the murders of a couple. According to court documents Charles Thompson would murder his ex girlfriend and her new boyfriend. Charles Thompson would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death. While being resentenced Charles Thompson was able to escape from the courtroom and would not be recaptured for four days.

Charles Thompson 2022 Information

SID Number:    06086759

TDCJ Number:    00999306


Race:    W

Gender:    M

Age:    51

Maximum Sentence Date:    DEATH ROW       

Current Facility:    POLUNSKY

Projected Release Date:    DEATH ROW

Parole Eligibility Date:    DEATH ROW

Inmate Visitation Eligible:    YES

Charles Thompson More News

Condemned killer Charles Victor Thompson’s three-day run to freedom ended on a bicycle Sunday night in front of a liquor store in Shreveport, La., police said.

The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force got a tip Sunday that led Shreveport police and the U.S. Marshals Service to the 200 block of 70th Street, where officers saw a man they thought to be Thompson on a bicycle talking on a pay phone in front of the liquor store about 8:02 p.m. When asked to identify himself, the man replied, “You know who I am.”

Asked again, he responded, “My name is Charles Thompson.”

Thompson, 35, appeared to be intoxicated, and police said they did not know who he was talking to on the phone. He was arrested and booked into the Caddo Parish Jail, where he will be held until he can be returned to Texas, said Lt. John Martin of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. A court hearing is expected to occur today in Shreveport.

The arrest ended a massive manhunt that began midafternoon Thursday when Thompson, under a death sentence for the 1998 murders of his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend, slipped away from the Harris County Jail at 1200 Baker. The inmate, who was awaiting transfer to death row, had gotten loose from handcuffs, slipped into street clothes and convinced jailers that he was a state investigator.

The multiagency manhunt was led by federal fugitive trackers at the Marshals Service through the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force.

Marianne Matus, spokeswoman for the Houston office of the U.S. Marshals Service, said Thompson was charged on Friday afternoon with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

The charge sometimes is used by federal authorities to avoid extradition delays if a fugitive has left the state. The federal charge allows a bypass of normal extradition proceedings between state jurisdictions proceedings.

She said the search involved numerous leads in Texas and elsewhere.

Thompson, who spent six years on death row, was back in Houston after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that his rights were violated during sentencing in his 1999 trial. A jury here last month sentenced him again to death for the shooting deaths of Hayslip, who was from Tomball, and Cain, of Spring.

Thursday afternoon, after visiting with an attorney authorities have declined to identify, Thompson changed from his jail garb into khaki pants and a dark shirt he apparently kept after the court appearance.

He slipped out of the visitor’s booth, leaving behind his jail uniform and handcuffs. Investigators have not determined how he got out of the cuffs. He then talked his way out of the building, telling deputies he was a state investigator.

Sheriff’s spokesman Martin said Saturday that human error — and likely a little help from some unknown person — made Thompson’s getaway possible.

Matus said the Marshals Service put extraordinary resources into tracking Thompson.

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