Midland detectives extradite suspect in 2006 Chittering assault case

MIDLAND detectives have cracked a decade-old case after extraditing a man from Queensland in relation to an incident in Chittering in 2006.

In the early hours of October 30 2006, police were called to an incident where a seriously injured woman was found by a member of the public on Great Northern Highway in Chittering.

It is alleged the 23-year-old woman was being held against her will by a 23-year-old man and had jumped out of a moving vehicle to escape, rending herself unconscious, before being placed back in the vehicle and being driven to where the vehicle and the woman were later found.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Swan Districts Hospital for treatment of her injuries, which included missing teeth, severe gravel rash, head injuries and various other injuries.

Police located the man, who resisted arrest and had to be subdued with pepper spray.

He was charged with deprivation of liberty, obstructing public officers, no driver’s license and reckless driving.

The accused attended several court hearings, but failed to appear in Midland Magistrates Court on April 10 2007.

The court issued a bench warrant and after extensive enquiries and the assistance of Queensland police, the accused was located in Brisbane.

Midland detectives flew to Queensland on Tuesday and got approval to extradite the now 33-year-old.

The man will face Perth Magistrates Court at a later date.