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April 21, 2021

Man arrested for sexual and traffic offences – Goonellabah

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Officers from Richmond Police District commenced an investigation to locate a 25-year-old man wanted on an arrest warrant for a sexual assault that allegedly took place at the Junee Correctional Centre in the state’s south, last July.

Following extensive inquiries, the man was arrested at a home in Campbell Crescent, Goonellabah, about 3.40pm on Friday.

He was taken to Lismore Police Station where he was charged with the outstanding warrants and 13 other offences, including: stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm; wield knife in a public place; armed with intent to commit indictable offence; enter enclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse; enter dwelling with intent to steal; drive motor vehicle during disqualification period; use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road; use uninsured motor vehicle; motorbike rider (alone) not wear/secure fit approved helmet; shoplifting; resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty; police pursuit and; aggravated sexual assault

It will be alleged in court that the 25-year-old man was involved in a police pursuit on Tuesday 14 January 2020 along Ballina Road, heading towards Goonellabah.

The pursuit was terminated due to safety concerns.

The vehicle came to rest, and the man allegedly ran from the scene and evaded arrest.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court.

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