Man charged after keeping man and woman captive at Colyton

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A man has been charged after allegedly tying up two people and holding them captive for two days at Colyton.

Officers attached to Nepean Police Area Command went to a home on Richard Crescent, Colyton, about 4pm yesterday, for an unrelated matter and spoke with a 28-year-old man and 38-year-old woman.

The duo told police they’d been detained in the house by a man armed with a firearm since Thursday, and tied up with chains, wire, tape and rope. Both had allegedly been assaulted over the two days.

They were taken to Nepean Hospital for treatment and a crime scene was established.

While checking the roof space, police saw a 20-year-old man hiding under insulation. The man then dislodged tiles and climbed onto the roof allegedly in an attempt to escape.

He was arrested a short time later with police seizing methylamphetamine and cash, allegedly concealed in his pants. A loaded sawn-off shotgun was seized from the man’s car parked in the driveway

The man was taken to Penrith Police Station where he has been charged with nine offences:

  • Possess unauthorised prohibited firearm
  • Possess unregistered firearm – prohibited firearm
  • Not keep firearm safely – prohibited firearm
  • Possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority
  • Assault occasioning actual bodily harm (two counts)
  • Take/detain in company with intent to get advantage occasion actual bodily harm (two counts), and
  • Supply prohibited drug.

The man has been refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today.

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