UPDATE: Police continue search

28-year-old Stanthorpe man Clayton Alvoen allegedly assaulted an officer and escaped custody on Wednesday afternoon. Picture: QPS

Stanthorpe police have charged a Broadwater man with “aiding a person to escape lawful custody”, following 28-year-old Clayton Alvoen’s alleged assault of a police officer on Wednesday 28 April.

Police allege Mr Alvoen headbutted an officer as he was being escorted from the courthouse to the watch house, before fleeing on foot to a nearby parked car.

“It will be further alleged that the vehicle, containing two women and one man, then drove Mr Alvoen to bushland just outside of Warwick,” read the police statement.

The 26-year-old Broadwater man is due to appear in the Warwick Magistrates Court on 26 May.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Alvoen’s escape, including the two women who were allegedly present in the vehicle.

Police are also continuing to appeal to Mr Alvoen to immediately contact them and arrange for his return to custody.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

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