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Thomas Castleberry biography: 13 things about Seward, Alaska inmate

Thomas R. Castleberry (©Arizona Department of Corrections State Prison)
Thomas R. Castleberry (©Arizona Department of Corrections State Prison)

Thomas R. Castleberry has lived in different parts of the United States including Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Iowa, Nevada, California and Washington. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He has lived in different parts of Nevada including Henderson and Las Vegas. (a)
  2. He previously lived in Salinas, California, in Seattle, Washington and in Des Moines, Iowa. (a)
  3. He previously lived in Phoenix, Arizona. He was accused of committing burglary on September 19, 2011 and on September 27, 2011 both in Maricopa, Pinal County, Arizona. (a) (b)
  4. Charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, he was booked into the Arizona Department of Corrections State Prison in Globe, Gila County, Arizona on December 15, 2011. (b)
  5. While in prison in Globe, he was found guilty of refusing a program or a job assignment on July 14, 2012 and of disobeying a verbal or written order on September 4, 2012, which are major violations. (b)
  6. While in prison in Globe, he was found guilty of bartering, trading or selling goods and services on October 19, 2013, which is a major violation. (b)
  7. While in prison in Globe, he was found guilty of disobeying a verbal or written order on February 18, 2014 and having a tattoo, brands, piercings and other prohibited things on March 26, 2014, which are both major violations. On September 11, 2014, he was released from prison. (b)
  8. He previously lived in Anchorage, Alaska. In 2015, he lived in a campsite in Sutton, Alaska with a woman while he was a convicted felon in Arizona, which prohibited him from possessing any type of firearm. (a) (c)
  9. On September 2, 2015, the woman he was living with tried to leave their campsite in Sutton but he held her hostage at gunpoint. He was arrested and booked into the Anchorage Correctional Complex. Charged with third-degree assault, kidnapping and third-degree misconduct involving a weapon, he was held on $50,000 bail. (c) 
  10. In 2016, he was incarcerated in the Spring Creek Correctional Facility in Seward, Alaska. As of August 3, 2021, he was still in the facility. (d)
  11. In 2017, he had a warrant out for his arrest for violating probation in a 2006 drug case. (d)
  12. Although he previously lived in Honolulu, Hawaii, he had never met Joshua Charles Spriestersbach, a homeless man a police officer mistook for him and arrested in Honolulu in 2017. Officials released Spriestersbach from custody in January 2020 after discovering that Spriestersbach is not him. (a) (d)
  13. He was 49 years old while Spriestersbach was 50 when the Hawaii Innocence Project revealed on August 2, 2021 the details about the 2017 false arrest involving the two of them. (d)

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