Two of three fugitives hunted by police in a remote mountain
range have appeared in court this morning.
Parole abscondees Ivan Andrew Campbell, 47, a convicted
paedophile, Jaydon Galland, 18, and their alleged helper
Jamie Campbell, 25, were cornered by a police search team in
Arthur's Pass National Park and arrested around midday
The group were on the run for six days.
Police, who warned the public not to approach the men, used
specialist search teams, sniffer dogs, and helicopters to
track them down.
They found two abandoned cars which police believed they used
to flee Christchurch and hide in the hills, camping in a
When they were eventually caught yesterday at the popular
hunting and tramping area, they put up no fight, police said.
They were taken to Christchurch yesterday and held in custody
This morning, Galland and Jamie Campbell appeared from
custody at Christchurch District Court.
It was understood Ivan Campbell was still being interviewed
by police and was expected in court this afternoon.
When Galland appeared in court accused of breaching community
detention conditions, it emerged that he also faces 23 other
charges, including theft of a knife from Salisbury
Foundation, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, careless
driving, driving while banned, wilful damage, assaulting
police, drug possession, and threatening behaviour.
Duty solicitor Lee-Lee Heah did not seek bail, which was
opposed by Probation Services.
Galland was remanded in custody without plea for a week while
he applies for legal aid.
Jamie Campbell, a 25-year old factoryhand from Christchurch
who police say also goes by Alexander Paul Jones, was granted
He was charged with helping both men abscond from
Christchurch residential facility, Salisbury Foundation, last
Wednesday, and fraudulently using a Z fuel card the same day.
Judge Brian Callaghan granted Campbell bail on conditions he
live at a New Brighton address with a night curfew, and to
report to the local police station twice a week.