NextSharkNextShark.com

Article

Popular Thai YouTuber, 63, arrested for attempted murder after being on the run for five years

  • A 63-year-old Thai YouTuber with over 500,000 subscribers was arrested on Thursday at his home for attempted murder after five years on the run.

  • In 2017, Jantaphan “Taek” Worrachate shot at a truck for parking in front of his resort accommodation.

  • He was sentenced to a five- year prison term at the time; however, he requested temporary bail and did not return following his release.

  • The 63-year-old is the father of two famous Thai actors, Jantaphan “Nicky” Nachat and Jantaphan “Mouse” Natcha.

After spending five years on the run, a 63-year-old Thai YouTuber was arrested on Thursday for the attempted murder of a truck driver in 2017. 

The Royal Thai police announced that Jantaphan “Taek” Worrachate was arrested at his home in Nontha Buri province of central Thailand for attempted murder and violation of the Firearm Act. 

In 2017, Jantaphan shot at a truck for parking in front of his resort accommodation, injuring the driver. The court sentenced him to a five-year prison term; however, he asked for a temporary bail after stating that the incident was an accident and unintentional. He did not return following the temporary release.

The 63-year-old is the father of two famous Thai actors: Jantaphan “Nicky” Nachat and Jantaphan “Mouse” Natcha. 

On July 5, 2016, Jantaphan uploaded his first video to a YouTube channel called “Pai91.5 Resort” where he uploaded various videos covering health, food and cooking topics, garnering over 524,000 subscribers.

Puridet Jirapob, the commander of the Central Investigation Bureau, stated that fame does not protect an individual from the law. 

“No matter how famous the suspect is, how many famous people the suspects know, how rich they are, or how big their political positions are, they will face the same standard of the law processes and penalties as everyone else,” Puridet was quoted as saying per The Thaiger.

Jantaphan’s arrest was purportedly a part of a Central Investigation Bureau operation called “Suppress Ganger Operation.” An additional 17 suspects were arrested and charged as a part of the operation, inlcuding six murder charges, seven attempted murder charges, three theft charges and one assault charge. 

 

Featured Image: Pai91.5 / CH7HD News

Support our Journalism with a Contribution

Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way.  Thank you for everyone's support. We love you all and can't appreciate you guys enough.

Support NextShark

Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, Paypal

;