23 May 2024

Man accused of assault, stalking arrested in ACT before his extradition to Cooma

| Albert McKnight
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The 33-year-old is arrested by police in the ACT on Tuesday. Photo: NSW Police.

The hunt for a man accused of committing assaults and stalking offences in NSW has ended with his arrest in a Canberra car park.

On 14 May, NSW Police announced they were searching for the 33-year-old, saying he was known to frequent the areas around Canberra, Gunning, Cootamundra, Gundagai, Tumut and Young.

After conducting inquiries, police arrested him in a car park on the corner of Collie and Newcastle Streets in Fyshwick, in the ACT, at about 5 pm on Tuesday (21 May).

When he faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday (22 May), the court heard there had been a warrant out for his arrest from NSW.

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Magistrate Robert Cook said the man made no application for bail and he was released into the custody of police officers from NSW in order for him to be taken to the state as soon as possible.

When he was in Queanbeyan, two outstanding warrants were executed. He has been charged with two counts of stalking and single counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.

The South Gundagai man was refused bail to appear in Cooma Local Court later on Wednesday, where bail was formally refused and the matter was adjourned to 17 June at Cootamundra Local Court.

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