Back in cus­tody

Three fugi­tives are again be­hind bars af­ter a wild car chase through Gin Gin and Childers :

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THREE men ac­cused of es­cap­ing law­ful cus­tody near Townsville and be­ing in­volved in a car chase through Gin Gin and Childers last week ap­peared in Gympie Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

Craig Jackson, Claude Cobbo and Ja­cob Ben Allen are ac­cused of es­cap­ing law­ful cus­tody at Stu­art, near Townsville, on De­cem­ber 30.

They each also face five other charges from New Year’s Eve as they al­legedly fled south.

Those charges in­volve al­legedly evad­ing a cab fare in Townsville, un­law­fully us­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and fail­ing to stop when re­quired by po­lice.

Po­lice told the court the three al­legedly failed to pay a fare owed to Townsville Taxi Ser­vice, un­law­fully used a Kia Cerato with­out per­mis­sion from its owner, Dorothy Dehaan, and failed to stop for po­lice in three sep­a­rate in­ci­dents, firstly at Marl­bor­ough, north of Rock­hamp­ton, then at Bund­aberg West and later at Doolbi, near Childers.

Jackson’s case was ad­journed to Fe­bru­ary 1.

Cobbo and Allen were re­manded to ap­pear again in Gympie Mag­is­trates Court next Mon­day. They will ap­pear in Gympie by video link.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CAUGHT: (From left) Ja­cob Allen, Craig Jackson and Claude Cobbo es­caped a Townsville prison farm.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

AR­REST: The ve­hi­cle three men charged with es­cap­ing law­ful cus­tody al­legedly used to evade po­lice on the Bruce Hwy.

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