Man who hid in mangroves faces swag of charges

THE Gladstone man accused of being behind the wheel of a Holden ute on Boxing Day in a pursuit in which he evaded police by fleeing into mangroves is now charged with more than 50 offences.

Shannon John Hinchey chose to stay in his police holding cell and not to appear before a Gladstone magistrate yesterday when the dozens of charges were mentioned.

The diverse range of charges stem from different offences police allege Hinchey was involved in last year.

They include drug related offences including the alleged production of methylamphetamine following a police raid on a property in July.

Hinchey faces 14 charges following incidents in Mackay and Bowen on July 27 with police alleging that he was involved in a collision, stole a car then evaded police in Bowen.

On Christmas Day he is alleged to have driven though an RBT site at Bargara, and is charged that on Boxing Day he drove dangerously and failed to stop in Gladstone.

Hinchey is also charged with over a dozen breaches of bail.

He is also charged with four sexual offences that police allege occurred last year while in jail on unrelated matters.

Magistrate Penelope Hay revoked his previous bail.

Duty lawyer Jun Pepito said Hinchey was not applying for bail.

His matters were adjourned to later this month.


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