Vehicle rammed and two detained

08th Sep 2020

A man has been charged after allegedly crashing into a car and detaining two people on the weekend.
About 5am on Saturday (September 5th), a man driving a white Holden station wagon rammed a silver Holden Statesman whilst travelling on the New England Highway about 8kms north of Guyra.
It is alleged the car left the road after being rammed and rolled several times. It’s further alleged the man then detained the occupants of the Statesman.
It is believed the man took the pair, a man and woman who are known to him, to Armidale where they were assaulted and held against their will.
A short time later the pair escaped and reported the incident at Armidale Police Station, they were later taken to Armidale Hospital for treatment.
Following inquiries, detectives attached to New England Police District executed a search warrant at a motel on Marsh Street about 10am on Monday September 7th.
During the search officers located and seized methylamphetamine (ice) and just over $30,000 in cash.
A 31-year-old man was arrested and taken to Armidale Police Station and charged with the following:
• Take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage (2)
• Predatory driving (4)
• Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous (5)
• Armed with intent commit indictable offence (2)
• Destroy or damage property
• Supply prohibited drug
• Deal with proceeds of crime, money/property
• Drive while licence cancelled (2)
The man was refused bail to appear at Armidale Local Court on Tuesday September 8th.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers:
1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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