Updated: The man dramatically arrested after Saturday’s Police chase from Invercargill ending in Frankton appeared in Invercargill District Court.
Richard John Percival, 40, pleaded not guilty to 18 charges, relating to an alleged crime spree across the South Island ending on Saturday when he was arrested in Frankton.
He was remanded in custody and is set to come before the court again on October 31.
The man arrested in Frankton near Queenstown yesterday is facing 18 charges in court, with more to follow.
The 40-year-old attempted to break into a commercial premises in Invercargill yesterday morning, before fleeing to Queenstown.
He was arrested by Police around 4pm yesterday, after he locked himself in a bathroom at Frankton BP service station for around 30 minutes.
The charges the man faces are:
- Unlawfully takes motor vehicle x3
- Burglary x7
- Theft x3
- Failing to stop when required
- Reckless driving
- Refusing officers request for blood
- Attempting to unlawfully take a motor vehicle
The man’s offending began in Christchurch in late June, and continued through Ashburton, Timaru, Balclutha, Invercargill and Queenstown.
He is due in Invercargill District Court tomorrow, September 10.