Manhunt Ends As Police Arrest Fugitive Dolphy Kohu

Publish Date
Thursday, 20 August 2015, 7:23AM
Police arrested Dolphy Kohu at a roadblock at the junction of State Highways 1 and 49 near Waiouru. Photo- Supplied via police

Police arrested Dolphy Kohu at a roadblock at the junction of State Highways 1 and 49 near Waiouru. Photo- Supplied via police

The six people charged after an all-day manhunt in the central North Island will appear in the Wanganui District Court this morning.

After a 19-hour search, Dolphy Kohu was detained with a man and a woman at a roadblock at the junction of State Highways 1 and 49 near Waiouru about 9.20pm last night.

Police have today confirmed one firearm was found in the vehicle.

Three others also face charges from yesterday's events and this morning police have released a list of what has been laid:

  • A 23-year-old man: 1x Attempted Murder, 1x Using a firearm against a law enforcement officer, 2x Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle
  • A 22-year-old woman: 1x Party to using a firearm against a law enforcement officer, 2x Unlawfully gets into a motor vehicle
  • A 17-year-old man: 1x Party to using a firearm against a law enforcement officer, 1x Unlawfully gets into a motor vehicle
  • A 17-year-old man: 1x Party to using a firearm against a law enforcement officer, 1x Unlawfully gets into a motor vehicle.
  • A 39-year-old woman: 1x Party to using a firearm against a law enforcement officer, 1x Unlawfully gets into a motor vehicle
  • A 28-year-old man: 1x Accessory after the fact

Police say more charges could be laid.

Last night's arrests happened "without incident". The three people were to be taken to Ohakune police station for questioning and then on to Wanganui.

Source- NZ Herald