UPDATE 5.50PM: ESCAPED prisoner Levi James Brown is being treated by paramedics.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman confirmed Brown was arrested after he was found on Bobongies Road needing medical assistance. 

She said it was a 'medically induced incident' but could not provide further details.

The Daily Mercury understands he has been taken to Mackay Base Hospital for treatment, guarded by police. 

UPDATE 5.20PM: ESCAPED prisoner Levi Brown is understood to have been taken into custody. 

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith has confirmed Brown has been arrested in Habana about 5.15pm. 

In bizarre circumstances, police were called to a Bobongies Road address following reports a man was 'convulsing' in the middle of the road, however these reports turned out to be false and the man was identified as Brown. 

It is unclear if his alleged associate Kiren Hazard has been captured. 

More to come. 

UPDATE 3.14PM: POLICE are still searching for the vehicle used to run down a police officer in North Mackay this morning. 

Police claim alleged offenders Levi Brown and Kiren Hazard are in the vehicle. 

Police have 'saturated' the Homebush area after reports Hazard tried to steal a vehicle from a Homebush Road home.

Reports indicate a home owner saw a man fitting Hazard's description try to open the door of his vehicle, only to get back into a Toyota LandCruiser after realising he had been seen. The vehicle left the property at speed. 

It is unclear if the matter is related, but police are now investigating the theft of a vehicle and firearms from an Oakenden Road property. 



UPDATE 2.30PM: A POLICEMAN struck by a stolen vehicle in North Mackay this morning has been transported to hospital. 

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said the male officer, aged in his 20s, was taken stable to Mackay Base Hospital with abrasions to his leg and arm after being hit by the 4WD on Cremorne St. 

Police are still searching for the vehicle, which they claim is being driven by escaped prisoner Levi Brown and his associate Kiren Hazard. 

Reports indicate the latest sighting of the 4WD vehicle involved in the incident was at Homebush Road, Homebush. 

More to come. 

EARLIER: A POLICEMAN has been struck by a car in a dramatic incident in North Mackay this afternoon. 

It is understood the incident on Cremorne St is in relation to the arrest of alleged associates of prison escape Levi James Brown. 



Detective Inspector Brendan Smith, who is on scene, said the police officer was struck by the car and immediately got up and gave chase. 

The police officer has injured his leg and was seen limping to the ambulance for treatment. 

At least one man is in custody. 

Police are searching for the stolen grey 2015 Toyota LandCruiser - registration CAMDEE - believed to be driven by Brown, currently travelling north.

A similar vehicle was reportedly sighted travelling at high speed along Yakapari-Habana Road shortly before 12.30pm.

Police advise members of the public to phone 000 if they see this vehicle, and do not attempt to approach it as firearms are believed to be on board.


INITIAL: Police are currently in pursuit of a vehicle believed to be involved in a hit and run of a police officer.

Initial reports are that around 11.30am an officer was hit by a vehicle as they attempted to stop it on Cremorne Rd, North Mackay.

It's believed the vehicle collided with a police vehicle, and an officer suffered serious leg injuries in the incident.

Police at the scene believe the incident is linked to the missing prisoner Levi James Brown, believed to be linked to a string of property offences in the region.

The vehicle the prisoner has fled the scene in is believed to be a LandCruiser, and was last seen heading north on Beaconsfield Road.


Police have arrested a person involved in a hit and run incident at Cremorne this morning.
Police have arrested a person involved in a hit and run incident at Cremorne this morning. Madura Mccormack


Queensland Ambulance Service has been dispatched to attend the injured person and three police officers.

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