Gotcha: Man charged over Christmas manhunt

MULTIPLE charges have been laid against a 27-year-old South Gladstone man following investigations into a series of offences allegedly committed between Gladstone and Bundaberg from December 2015 to January 2016.

Detectives will allege the man was involved in a string of offences including a single vehicle crash where the man fled into mangroves, petrol theft, drug activity and damage to a police car.

A 27-year-old has been charged with 16 offences including two counts of dangerous driving, three counts of stealing, four counts of unlicensed driving, failing to stop, possession of property suspected of having been acquired for the purpose of committing a drug offence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Photos: the manhunt for the man who hid in the mangroves

He was scheduled to appear before the Gladstone Magistrates Court today, however that has been pushed back to Monday.

Police would like to thank members of the public who provided assistance during this investigation.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.


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