Alleged violent kidnapping in Logan

A 29-year-old Logan man was charged with strangulation, assault and kidnapping offences following an incident on Saturday, February 9.

Police allege the man visited a home in the Logan area where a woman and four children resided.

The woman was allegedly choked and forced to enter the mans car with her children.

It is alleged the man drove the car for several hours before returning to the initial home in the evening.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said it was alleged that the man returned to the car with the four children  and left the woman behind.

“As he was driving away a police vehicle arrived in the street and attempted to intercept the car, with the man allegedly ramming the police vehicle and speeding away,” the spokesperson said.

“The vehicle was tracked by Polair with its movements relayed to police on the ground.

“The vehicle allegedly rammed a second police car when police attempted to intercept it at a Daisy Hill petrol station around 8.15pm.”

Police allege the man abandoned the children and vehicle while in mid-motion and fled on foot.

The children were located and safely returned to their mother.

It is further alleged that the man attempted to steal a car from a 48-year-old man at Atlantic Drive, Loganholme before 9pm.

Police arrived at the scene and took the man into custody.

The man was charged with 16 offences, including five counts of kidnapping, two counts of common assault, two counts of contravening a domestic violence order and one count of strangulation.

He was also charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, obstructing police and unlawful entry of a vehicle with intent to commit an indictable offence using violence.

The man was denied bail and is due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on February 11.

A 29-year-old man from the Logan area has been charged with five counts of kidnapping (domestic violence offence), two counts of common assault (domestic violence offence), two counts of contravening a domestic violence order and one count of strangulation (domestic violence offence).

He was also charged with two counts each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and obstruct police and one count of unlawful entry of a motor vehicle with intent to commit an indictable offence using violence.

He has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on February 11.

Police located the children, who were not physically injured, and returned them to their mother.