Man remains in custody after string of charges

A MAN wanted for serious crimes including the stabbing of a man during a burglary in Gladstone remains in custody after facing court yesterday.

Wayne Matthew Flanagan, 34, was arrested on Saturday after a specialist police team and Warwick police raided a property after the man came to their attention.

Warwick police officer-in-charge Jamie Deacon said it was alleged the man stole a motorbike from Brisbane on Thursday before making his way to the Southern Downs region.

"Police tried to stop the man for a routine traffic matter on Saturday and he accelerated away," Senior Sergeant Deacon said.

"Police discontinued the chase due to the dangerous way he was riding."

Snr Sgt Deacon said further inquiries suggested the motorcycle was stolen and gave a possible address for the man.

"The Special EmergencyResponse Team from Brisbane and Warwick police raided the property and arrested the man," he said.

Flanagan has been charged with 24 offences including break and enter, evading police and dangerous operation of a vehicle.

"The man was wanted for a number of serious offences committed in Gladstone in February this year as well as in Childers," Snr Sgt Deacon said.

The man will face court again on May 16.


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