WATCH: Moment month-long manhunt came to an end

 

A FUGITIVE who spent a month on the run after the stabbing death of a man in a hotel carpark was arrested following a car chase through Brisbane's south yesterday.

Kye Enright, 21, has been charged with murder, the second man to be apprehended over the death of 53-year-old Oakey man Paul Rock.

Mr Rock was stabbed to death in the rear car park of the Porters Plainland Hotel on July 1 over what police have alleged was a robbery motivated attack.

Paul Rock.
Paul Rock.

Police allege two men were behind the attack.

One of the men, 26-year-old Beau Smith, was found a week later and charged with murder, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, two counts of supplying a dangerous drug and armed robbery.

Enright was apprehended at Heritage Park, in Brisbane's south, about 1.30pm after patrols spotted him driving in Holmview.

Police attempted to pull him over but he allegedly fled and was tracked by the police helicopter to an address in Heritage Park.

Enright has been charged with one count each of murder, unlawful use of motor vehicle, armed robbery, and two counts of supplying dangerous drugs.

He is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

 

Second man nabbed after pub stabbing

A SECOND man wanted in relation to a murder at Plainland, near Ipswich, has been apprehended.

It comes after a lengthy manhunt following the stabbing death of Oakey man Paul Rock in the rear car park of the Porters Plainland Hotel on July 1.

A police spokesman said officers patrolling Teys Road, Holmview observed the man driving a Toyota Aurion.

It is alleged the car then accelerated away at speed and the officers pursued the vehicle with Polair tracking from above.

Following the pursuit, a 21-year-old man was apprehended at Heritage Park, in Brisbane's south, about 1.30pm without incident.

He is currently assisting police with inquiries, a spokesman said.