By Margaret Maccoll
Three people appeared in Maroochydore Courthouse on Monday to face charges after a 19-year-old Noosa Heads man told of being held captive for more than 48 hours at a bush camp on privately owned property at Eenie Creek about a kilometre from Noosa Civic shopping centre.
The teenager fled the camp about 5am on Sunday and flagged down a motorist on Eenie Creek Road who took him to Noosa Hospital with bruising and lacerations.
Police were contacted. They arrested three people at the camp site, set up a crime scene and seized items of property.
19-year-old Tewantin man Raven O’Hanlon was charged with deprivation of liberty and assault occasioning bodily harm in company.
48-year-old Tewantin man Michael Sculac was charged with deprivation of liberty and assault occasioning bodily harm in company and possession of methamphetamine, utensils to use a dangerous drug and tainted property.
A 16-year-old Tewantin teenager was charged with deprivation of liberty and assault occasioning bodily harm in company. She appeared in the children’s court which was closed to the public.
Magistrate Rodney Madsen told the court on Monday that Sculac had a large list of criminal history including stealing and drug offences. Prosecutor Nichale Bool told the court that Sculac claimed he was sleeping in the bush camp as he was not getting along with his parents who he had previously lived with in Tewantin.
Defendants O’Hanlon and Sculac applied for bail and are awaiting investigations.