TRAT — A Greek man has been arrested for attempting to murder a Russian tourist in southern Thailand, police say.
The suspect, identified as Pavlot Pevosiatis (name transcribed from Thai text), was arrested on the island of Koh Kood this morning as he was driving his motorcycle through a police checkpoint.
He was wanted by police on the southern island of Koh Chang for fighting and allegedly trying to kill a Russian tourist there “recently,” police say.
Police believe Pevosiatis fled Koh Chang for Koh Kood in eastern Thailand to hide from authorities. According to Pol.Lt. Chawankitti Sanongkoon, a police officer on the island of Koh Kood, he appears to have entered Thailand without a passport.
Pevosiatis has been charged with illegal entry to the Kingdom, physical assault, and attempted murder.
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