July 23, 2022

Murgon detectives have charged a man with more than 30 offences – including serious assault of police – following a rooftop stand-off in Kingaroy last Tuesday.

Police will allege the man committed a string of property crimes in Cherbourg, Murgon and Wondai between late May and this week.

Officers originally arrested the 25-year-old man in Cherbourg on Tuesday morning, where he was charged with 19 offences for outstanding matters including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter with intent, wilful damage and serious assault of police.

He was was then taken to Kingaroy Hospital for assessment.

However, he allegedly fled from police at the hospital and climbed on to the roof of a house on the corner of Youngman and Albert streets (opposite the hospital).

Police, ambulance paramedics and the QFES were called to the incident.

The man was eventually taken back into custody and was returned to Kingaroy Hospital.

He was subsequently charged with another 11 offences including two counts each of serious assault police, wilful damage and going armed to cause fear.

He was also charged with obstructing police, unregulated high-risk activities, stealing, burglary and escaping lawful custody.

The man has been remanded in custody to appear in Murgon Magistrates Court on August 30.

Detectives have also summonsed a Cherbourg woman and a girl known to the man to appear in court charged with obstructing police and helping a prisoner at large.

Police will allege they intentionally impeded police in relation to the apprehension of the man.


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