A police officer inspects the stolen vehicle the Rockhampton prison escapees used. Photo Austin King / The Morning Bulletin
A police officer inspects the stolen vehicle the Rockhampton prison escapees used. Photo Austin King / The Morning Bulletin Austin King

Prisoners have brazen escape matters adjourned until May 1

11am: TWO prisoners who were on the run for three days have appeared in court this morning.

Convicted armed robber Bradley Thomas Kuhl and murderer Tony Dwaine Morgan escaped from the Capricornia Correctional Centre on Sunday night.

They were captured by police at the Keppel Sands Hotel last night.

The pair appeared in court this morning. Both matters have been adjourned to May 1.

6am: A SIX pack of beer was too much to resist for two prisoners who have been on the run from the Capricornia Correctional Centre since Sunday night.

Hours after armed robber Bradley Thomas Kuhl and murderer Tony Dwaine Morgan were spotted at a pub in Cawarral, police were called to the Keppel Sands Hotel, where the two were seen leaving in a white Toyota Landcruiser they had stolen earlier.

About 4pm police located the vehicle along Keppel Sands Rd.

The escapees refused to pull over, and a pursuit ended minutes later on the Emu Park Rd when police rolled out spikes on the road and deflated the ute's tyres.

A helicopter hovered overhead to ensure a safe path for the pursuit, and police cleared the road ahead of traffic.

The pair were earlier spotted at the Tree House Tavern in Cawarral, where Kuhl bought a six pack of beer about 12.30pm.

On Monday night the pair were captured on CCTV footage at the Emu Park IGA.

Sightings were also confirmed on Tuesday afternoon, when the pair were spotted on the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Rd, with Kuhl wearing a high-vis long-sleeve shirt and long pants.

On Monday night some male clothes were stolen from the Red Cross in Yeppoon, and police believe Kuhl and Morgan could have obtained new clothes that way.

The pair also stole fuel from The Oaks Service Station in Yeppoon on Tuesday afternoon.

It's the same service station Kuhl was imprisoned for robbing while armed.

Det Insp Shadlow said the prisoners were compliant and were taken into custody without incident.

They will face court this morning on charges including escaping lawful custody, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operations of a motor vehicle and evading police.



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