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Rocky pair charged over police stand-off, man on gun charges


Two people have been charged after a stand-off with Queensland police after a man allegedly refused to hand himself in to officers.

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The siege began when officers went to a home in Gracemere, Rockhampton, about 3.45pm on Wednesday with a return to prison warrant for a 27-year-old man.

He was wanted over the alleged theft of a Toyota Corolla on Sunday that police say was driven dangerously through the central Queensland city, crashing into another vehicle on Dean Street before being driven off.

When police tried to serve the warrant, the man allegedly refused to leave the home and allegedly threatened the officers.

Police say he was being goaded by a 19-year-old woman at the house.

Officers negotiated with the man until he surrendered at 8.15pm.

The Allenstown man has been charged with a string of offences including two counts of dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving without a licence and serious assault of police.

The woman has also been charged with the serious assault of a police officer and is due to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court court on September 30.

Meanwhile, a man who allegedly fired a gun at a man involved in a scuffle on Rockhampton’s main street has been charged.

Police say two other men were fighting in the middle of the road and holding up traffic on Fitzroy Street, Rockhampton, about 3.30pm on Monday.

The fighters separated, with one returning to his car, before a third man allegedly pulled out a gun and fired it at the second fighter, who ran away.

The first fighter then drove off, while the gunman also fled in his car.

Police arrested a 32-year-old Rockview man at a service station on Thozet Road on Wednesday afternoon.

He was charged with dangerous conduct with a weapon, possessing dangerous drugs, possessing drug utensils, unlawful possession of weapons, possession of explosives, failing to properly dispose of a syringe and three counts of evading police.

He is due to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Thursday.


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