Prison escapee in custody, NSW

A prisoner who escaped from a minimum security correctional facility on the state’s Mid North Coast last week has been arrested in Queensland, NSW Police say.

Officers from Mid North Coast Police District were notified about 10.45am last Friday (7 September 2018), after two men – aged 35 and 40 – escaped from the centre.

Following an extensive search, the 35-year-old man was arrested by officers from Queensland Police yesterday (Monday 10 September 2018), following a home invasion and pursuit in the Redcliff area.

He was charged with numerous offences and is due to appear at Brisbane Magistrates Court today (Tuesday 11 September 2018).

NSW Police will apply for his extradition once the matters are finalised in Queensland.

Meanwhile, police are continuing to appeal for public assistance to help locate the second escapee, Kurt Reynolds.

Mr Reynolds is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 187cm tall, of a large build, with brown eyes, short brown hair and a receding hairline.

He was last seen travelling in a stolen black 2005 Toyota Camry Sportivo sedan, with NSW registration plates JM677.

Police urge members of the public not to approach him, but instead call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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