16 C
Byron Shire
December 1, 2022

Former Kyogle man caught after six years on the run

Latest News

Roller skating, skateboarding and more for Lismore

The ‘Lismore Urban Sports Precinct’ will deliver skateboarding, roller skating, BMX, scootering and sport climbing infrastructure as well as associated recreational infrastructure. 

Other News

Where is the love?

Driving past our new-ish Hollywood-inspired ‘LOVE’ sign on the way into Mullum had me reflect on the reality that...

First gig at Byron’s Green Room

By Simon Haslam It was certainly auspicious that the very first event at Byron’s new live music 1500-person venue, The...

Bangalow Bread: great bread, in Bangalow

Simon Haslam Yep, the name says it all, Bangalow Bread make bread in Bangalow. But as anyone who’s perused the glutinous...

Sunday choral celebration to raise funds for new Syrian refugee families

Two Syrian refugee families have been welcomed on the Northern Rivers in recet months as part of a national resettlement pilot program featuring just ten families.

So many strings to his bow

Andy Jans-Brown is a multidisciplinary artist, who works through the mediums of film, music, theatre and art. As a...

Greens for energy

V. Cosford Remember how huge wheatgrass juice was – ten to fifteen years ago? Walk past a local cafe and...

A former Kyogle man who allegedly threatened to chop an elderly man’s head off with a machete has been caught in South Australia after six years on the run from police.

Richmond Local Area Command police said the 29-year-old man had several outstanding warrants for traffic and domestic violence offences in Kyogle dating back to 2012 and warrants in for Assault Police in Queensland from 2014.

Police allege the man was living at a property at Loadstone, NSW, two years ago when he became involved in an argument with the elderly property owner. A 46-year-old man was also present at the time, but is yet to be captured by police.

Police said the elderly man was punched in the face a number of times before the then 27-year-old forced his head onto a table and threatened to chop his head off with a machete.

The elderly man was also hit with a wooden stake, and his mobile phone was smashed, with the 27-year-old man saying ‘now you can’t call the police’.

The victim managed to escape and went to hospital where he was treated for significant injuries.

When the victim returned to his property the next day he saw his car had been pushed down a gorge and a large amount of his property had been stolen.

Warrants were issued for the 27-year-old and the 46-year-old after it was discovered they had fled interstate.

Police followed the trail of the 27 year old via several means from Loadstone to South Australia, Western Australia, various towns in the Northern Territory and back to South Australia.

On January 9 detectives from the Richmond LAC and Murray Bridge (South Australia) arrested a now 29-year-old Murray Bridge man for the Loadstone incident and for eight traffic and domestic violence offences committed in Kyogle in 2012.

He has been extradited back to NSW and charged with being armed with intent to commit indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company, destroying property, intimidation and affray.

He has been refused bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court next week.

Investigations are continuing into the second alleged offender.

Following the arrest, police have issued a warning to anyone thinking they can escape justice by fleeing to another state.

‘Police can and do extradite interstate and overseas warrant offenders,’ Richmond LAC has posted on Facebook.

‘If you have a NSW warrant and live interstate you can hand yourself in at any NSW police station and have the warrant finalised. The alternative is to wait for a knock on your door by NSW police and be extradited.’

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Firefighter injured battling large blaze in vehicle scrap yard

Fire fighters battled explosions and large blaze in a vehicle scrap yard at Trenayr, north of Grafton on Monday.

World AIDS Day – time to end transmission

Over 40 million people have died worldwide of AIDS over the last 41 years and ending the transmission of HIV is the aim of a specialist taskforce being set up by the Federal Government announced today on World AIDS Day 2022. 

Climate change a threat to local Gondwana rainforest mountain frogs

A new Southern Cross University study predicts that two species of mountain frogs located on the NSW/Queensland border are on track to be extinct by 2055.

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.