Police lay charges after siege, Gracemere

A man and woman have been charged following a standoff with police at a residence in Gracemere this afternoon.

Specialist police attended an address on Reservoir Street at 3.45pm in order to execute a Return to Prison Warrant.

It is alleged that the male occupant of the residence refused to exit the home and made threats towards officers, while a female companion encouraged him.

An emergency declaration was made before police established a cordon to ensure no one left the address.

Officers continued to negotiate with the man for a number of hours before he eventually surrendered himself into police custody at 8.15pm.

A 19-year-old Allenstown woman was also arrested at the scene and charged with serious assault police. She is due to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on September 30.

A 27-year-old Allenstown man has been charged with two counts each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving unlicensed and one count each of serious assault police, stealing, receiving tainted property, fail to comply with duties of driver involved in a crash and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The offences relate to the alleged theft of a Toyota Corolla on September 6 which was then allegedly driven dangerously through Rockhampton, in one instance crashing into another vehicle on Dean Street, Berserker before fleeing the scene.

He is due to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court tomorrow (September 10).

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