Man faces charges of torturing his partner
A YOUNG woman suffered broken bones and head- to- toe burns while enduring an agonising three weeks of torture before she was discovered near death at a unit in an upmarket Brisbane suburb, police will allege.
It is alleged 21- year- old Tanya Roberts’ partner, Nicholas John Crilley, phoned paramedics in a panicked state which led to her being found alive but severely injured at a Bulimba unit on July 2.
Crilley was arrested more than a week later after a dramatic police chase and appeared in court yesterday charged with torture, acts intended to disfigure, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, deprivation of liberty and supplying a dangerous drug.
Ms Roberts remained in a critical condition in an induced coma last night, and it is understood police will allege she was tortured over a threeweek period.
But police say they have no clue where the crimes were committed.
Detective Senior Sergeant Rod Watts said police had struggled to find out information about the incident, but knew it was 31- year- old Crilley who called triple- 0.
“We don’t believe the injuries she sustained occurred at Bulimba,” Sgt Watts said.
Someone also tried to tend to the woman’s wounds prior to the arrival of paramedics.
According to court documents, Crilley is accused of supplying Ms Roberts the drug Alprazolam, otherwise known as Xanax.
Crilley was arrested on Monday night after a pursuit in which an elderly woman was carjacked and four vehicles were wrecked.
He allegedly jumped in his car and rammed two police vehicles when officers found him at a Stafford property.
Crilley did not apply for bail in Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday and the case was adjourned to August 7.