Al­leged gun­man stays in cus­tody

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

A Pau­ata­hanui gun­man sparked a po­lice man­hunt last week when he dis­ap­peared into the bush with a .22 ri­fle.

Dozens of Pau­ata­hanui res­i­dents were kept from re­turn­ing home on Wed­nes­day night as the armed of­fend­ers squad searched the bush from 5pm. At 9pm, with the gun­man still not found, res­i­dents were al­lowed to re­turn home but told to lock their doors and stay in­side.

Gene Napier Glover, 22, a car­pet­layer, is ac­cused of be­ing the gun­man. He was ar­rested last Thurs­day morn­ing. He ap­peared at Porirua District Court that af­ter­noon on seven charges, in­clud­ing un­law­fully pos­sess­ing a firearm and fail­ure to ap­pear at court. He en­tered no plea on the firearms charge and has been re­manded in cus­tody for psy­chi­atric as­sess­ment.

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