American wanted for assault captured in Pattaya

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An American wanted on assault charges back home was captured hiding in Pattaya.

Christopher William Parker, 53, was apprehended Nov. 20 by Chonburi Immigration Police after he applied for a year-long extension of stay to his non-immigrant visa.

A background check turned up his outstanding warrant and the U.S. embassy was contacted.

Christopher William Parker (seated left) will be deported back to the U.S.A. to face assault charges.

Park entered Thailand from Laos on June 30 and was residing in Moo 3 village in Nongprue Sub-district. His extension actually had been granted and he was permitted to stay in the country until June 23 next year.

Immigration officials said he will be deported back to the U.S. to face his charges.