Police charge man after police operation – Lower Hunter

A man will face court today charged with multiple offences after being arrested in the state’s Hunter region yesterday.

About 11.00am (Thursday 20 February 2020), officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were patrolling the Maitland area, when they attempted to stop a Holden Commodore on Streeton Drive, Metford.

The Holden allegedly sped off and collided with a Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Chelmsford Drive, before the driver fled on foot.

The Toyota driver of the other car escaped injury.

Officers commenced an operation to locate the man assisted by the Dog Unit, and following a foot pursuit, the man was found on the roof of a house in nearby Ferraby Drive.

The 31-year-old man was arrested after a struggle with officers and taken to Maitland Hospital under police guard and treated for minor injuries.

He was later discharged and taken to Maitland Police Station where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV), two counts of goods in personal custody suspected being stolen (not motor vehicle), armed with intent to commit indictable offence, resist officer in execution of duty, two counts of destroy or damage property, two counts drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, fail to stop and assist after impact cause injury, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and two counts of enter inclosed land without lawful excuse.

An outstanding revocation of parole warrant was also executed.

Police will allege in court that the man was involved in a domestic-related incident with a 27-year-old woman on Wednesday (19 February 2020),

The man was refused bail to appear at Maitland Local Court today (Friday 21 February 2020).

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