Captured fugitive appears in court

A 31-year-old Nelson man caught by police at a backpackers in Blenheim after a week-long hunt, has appeared in the Nelson District Court.

Daniel Waka Minogue was remanded in custody until November 13 following a brief appearance in court yesterday.

Minogue, who had short shaved hair, did not enter any pleas to the charges he faced.

His lawyer Mark Dollimore did not apply for bail.

Minogue, who was believed to have connections with the Mongrel Mob, was wanted by police following an aggravated robbery at a Canvastown address, in which a pregnant woman was allegedly assaulted.

He was also wanted in connection with a separate assault on his partner.

He faces two charges of injuring with intent to injure, a charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, burglary and breaching protection orders.

Three other associates of Minogue, one who lives in Blenheim and two who live in Nelson and who are also believed to have connections with the Mongrel Mob, have also been arrested.

The Marlborough Express