Fugitive arrested in hospital

BLAIR ENSOR AND NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 16:53 27/02/2014
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LOCATED: Police had been hunting James Arthur Matthew William Brown, 47, after he allegedly assaulted his partner and claimed to have a gun in Cumnor Tce, Woolston.

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A man wanted in connected with domestic violence incidents in Woolston earlier this month has been arrested at Christchurch Hospital.

Police have confirmed that James Arthur Matthew William Brown was arrested at the hospital this afternoon.

The 47-year-old has been charged with threatening to kill, assaulting a female, assault with a weapon and intentional damage.

Brown, a former Highway 61 gang member, has been granted police bail and will appear in the Christchurch District Court on Tuesday.

Brown had been on the run after he allegedly assaulted his partner and claimed to have a gun in Cumnor Tce, Woolston, on February 13.

He was found in hospital last week and police said they were still investigating the circumstances of the incident that led him there.

The Press understands Brown was hit twice by a car outside Riccarton's Cherry Blossom Motel on Thursday afternoon last week.

Brown fled the scene, despite having two broken ankles.

He then called the police and handed himself in. Police took him to hospital.

Police said no further comment would be made as the matter was now before the courts.

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