Dramatic chase in CBD

By Myles Peterson

A Seymour man was remanded into custody at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court yesterday following a dramatic series of events in the Maude Street Mall on Thursday.

Johnny King, 24, was allegedly apprehended in Maude St after a foot-chase conducted by police.

Police attempted to serve a warrant on Mr King in the vicinity of the Shepparton Court precinct on Thursday.

Mr King allegedly tried to flee and a foot-chase ensued.

The chase came to an abrupt halt after Mr King allegedly scaled a building and gained access to a roof-top, then plunged through the roof of a second building.

Police followed and allegedly ended up in an altercation with Mr King which resulted in one officer in hospital with a cut above his eye.

Additional officers allegedly broke into the abandoned toilet block and apprehended Mr King.

The accused also required hospital treatment for injuries sustained in the fall, according to police.

Mr King was being sought on multiple charges including the theft of $1550 worth of copper in Seymour, hindering police in the execution of their duty and contravening a family violence intervention order according to documents filed with Shepparton Magistrates’ Court.

Following Thursday’s events, Mr King now faces additional charges of two counts of indictable assault on police and two counts of recklessly causing injury, according to Shepparton police prosecutors.