Bowraville arrest was 'Bra Boy Jai

Well known 'Bra Boy Jai Abberton was arrested in Bowraville on Tuesday.
Well known 'Bra Boy Jai Abberton was arrested in Bowraville on Tuesday. CONTRIBUTED

THE 39 year-old man arrested in Bowraville on Tuesday is well known 'Bra Boy Jai Abberton.

About 2.30pm yesterday police from Mid North Coast Local Area Command, went to a house in the town, acting on information received from a metropolitan media outlet.

Mr Abberton was arrested at the house and taken to Kempsey Police Station.

Mr Abberton had allegedly gone on the run after he was tasered three times by Byron Bay police following a violent rampage inside the local police station on March 3.

A warrant was issued in Byron Bay Local Court on Thursday last week for Mr Abberton's arrest on two charges of assaulting a police causing actual bodily harm, one count of resisting police and one of behaving in an offensive manner.

Abberton, of Maroubra, had been convicted at Byron Bay Local Court of all offences in his absence and fined $533 for behaving in an offensive manner.

After being refused bail, Mr Abberton will appear in Kempsey Local Court today.

Topics:  bowraville nsw police

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