Gunman linked to hog-tied woman
Bay of Plenty police district crime manager Detective Inspector Tim Anderson said Jamie Ginns’ name had come up in relation to an incident in which a woman was kidnapped and hog-tied in the town early on Friday.
But the police were not at the stage where they had any solid evidence to make an arrest.
Ginns went on to fire several shots at his partner, Matakapua Glassie, on Saturday morning as she drove to the police station reportedly to tell them about the earlier incident.
His body was later found at an isolated farm property on Mamaku Rd South, near Rotorua.
His death has been reported to the coroner.
Mr Anderson said that the details about an alleged assault and kidnapping, involving Ginns, that occurred the day before Saturday’s shooting were becoming clearer.
‘‘We had an investigation team working on the case from that point until the early hours of Saturday morning,’’ he said.
‘‘When police became involved, we knew very little about what had transpired . . . due to the nature and extent of her injuries, we were not able to speak to her until later on Saturday after- noon,’’ said Mr Anderson.
Ginns, who had earlier been drinking with the woman at a pub, kidnapped the woman and seriously assaulted her after tying her up with a black power cord.
She managed to escape from the house, where she was found outside by neighbours who raised the alarm.
TROUBLED: Tokoroa man Jamie Ginns who kidnapped a 20-year-old woman in the early hours of Friday morning, then shot his former partner Matakapua Glassie on Saturday before being found dead on Saturday evening.