Daniel Brady, the father of two missing Tweed brothers who have been evading police in Byron Bay for a week, has been arrested and remains behind bars for breaching bail.
Police say Mr Brady has not been residing at the Mullumbimby address he agreed to stay at when he was bailed on other matters last week.
About 6.30am yesterday (Monday September 22) officers patrolling Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park, spotted him walking along the road.
The 38-year-old father was again refused bail by police, a position that was upheld in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday. He will remain behind bars until his case comes up for review on October 16.
Local media reports Mr Brady acts as a self-styled guru going under the name of Omra Ki, who advocates the so-called ‘unified field’ theory, taken from a concept in physics that Einstein spent years trying to prove.
A friend who declined to be named told APN Media Mr Brady was, ‘a really good guy – caring, loving, non-judgemental and generous’, also admitting he was, ‘anti-government and not into the traditional education system’.
His two sons, Joseph and Jayden, went missing from their Tweed Heads home last Sunday and he was arrested on Monday after presenting to Byron Bay police station on an unrelated matter. He was denied bail by police but it was subsequently granted by the court.
On Tuesday police held a press conference calling on the public to provide information as to their whereabouts. Acting on information they then searched an area of bushland in Arakwal National Park adjacent to Tallow Beach, where one of the boys was spotted running from a makeshift camp.
There have been no sightings of the two boys since, though police now admit the pair are deliberately evading them.
Police say they continue to hold serious concerns for the welfare of the two missing brothers and appeal for anyone with any information that can assist with their location to contact them.