Gun­man linked to hog-tied wo­man

South Waikato News - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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