26 October 2019

Man extradited from Queensland to face multiple charges

| Michael Weaver
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ACT Magistrates Court

A 35-year-old man will face ACT Magistrates Court today after being extradited from Queensland. Photo: File.

A 35-year-old man has been extradited from Queensland to face multiple charges relating to an incident in February when a man was doused in fuel at a service station at Casey.

ACT Police will allege that on 8 February, 2019, the man deliberately doused another man with diesel fuel at a service station in Casey, before he began flicking an item the victim believed to be a lighter. A co-accused allegedly attempted to light an item and throw it towards the victim.

Police will further allege that shortly after, the 35-year-old’s 4WD collided with two stationary vehicles at an intersection on Horse Park Drive, Forde. The 4WD left the scene without exchanging details with the other drivers.

The 4WD was found burnt out later that night in Queanbeyan.

Following an investigation by Gungahlin patrol officers, the man was identified and located in custody in Queensland for unrelated matters. He was released on Friday (25 October) and was subsequently re-arrested by Queensland Police and faced a hearing where extradition to the ACT was approved.

The man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today (26 October) to face charges including reckless threat of grievous bodily harm, assault, theft, furious driving, fail to stop at a red light, fail to report a collision, and fail to exchange details following a collision.

Police are urging anyone who may have any further information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6361663. Information can be provided anonymously.

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