Police update: Escaped prisoner arrested at Townsville

Police have taken a second man into custody following three men allegedly absconding from a Townsville correctional facility on Monday evening.

Around 10.30am today, officers from Townsville Tactical Crime Unit located and arrested a 22-year-old man and a woman at an address in Stuart.

The 22-year-old man is expected to be charged with escaping lawful custody and may face further charges.

The woman is assisting police with the investigation.

Around 8.45pm last night, a 19-year-old man, who allegedly also absconded on Monday evening, was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and escaping lawful custody. He is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court today.

A 20-year-old woman from Condon, who was arrested with the 19-year-old man last night, was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and driving without a licence. She is due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on July 13.

One male prisoner who absconded from the correctional facility remain outstanding.

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