Northern Territory Police have arrested and charged a 30-year-old man in relation to the serious physical assault of a woman and multiple criminal damage incidents across Alice Springs at the weekend.
Around 5:30am on Saturday, it is alleged the man caused significant damage to a vehicle in Charles Creek camp before pursuing and ramming another vehicle being driven by a 24-year-old woman, multiple times in a Toyota Landcruiser on Schwarz Crescent.
The woman’s vehicle came to a stop in the middle of the road and it is further alleged the man dragged the woman from the vehicle and physically assaulted her before putting her in the Toyota and leaving the scene.
Police observed the man travelling in the vehicle on Schwartz Crescent and attempted to intercept him. A pursuit was initiated and officers followed the man north on the Stuart Highway, before terminating the pursuit near the Tanami Road turn off.
The man was later apprehended by police without incident as he attempted to return to Alice Springs.
The woman was found in the vehicle with facial injuries and non-life threatening injuries to her body.
The man has been remanded in custody to appear before the Alice Sprigs Local Court on August 18, 2020 charged with the following:
2 x Criminals damage
2 x Aggravated assault
2 x Recklessly Endanger life
1 x Fail to stop after crash
1 x Deprivation of liberty
1 x Drive dangerous during pursuit
1 x Fail to obey directions of police officer to stop
1 x Unlawful use of a motorvehicle
1 x Armed with controlled weapon at night
Schwarz Crescent was declared a crime scene as a result of the incident and closed for a period of time while police processed the scene.