Alleged Tweed bikies charged over prison ordeal
Update: October 23, 4.20pm
TWO Tweed men faced court on Thursday over an ordeal at a Queensland prison.
Jordan Johnson Curry, 32, of Bogangar, and Mark Clinton Atta-Singh, 34, of Tweed Heads, were allegedly refused entry as visitors into the Woodford Correctional Centre on September 12.
When they were turned away, the two men allegedly became violent.
Curry and Atta-Singh, both believed to be members of the Lone Wolves Criminal Motorcycle Gang, were arrested at a Tweed Coast gym about 7am Wednesday, after being spotted by an off-duty police officer.
Both men were charged with unlawfully assaulting, resisting or obstructing a public officer in their line of duty.
They were granted bail to appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on November 12.
Initial report: October 22, 3.49pm
TWO Tweed men have faced court after allegedly threatening guards at a Queensland prison.
A Tweed Heads man, 34, and a Bogangar man, 32, were allegedly refused entry as visitors into the Woodford Correctional Facility earlier this month.
Police alleged the men, who are believed to be members of the Lone Wolves Criminal Motorcycle Gang, threatened, abused and attempted to intimidate the on-duty correctional officers when they were refused entry.
About 7am Wednesday, an off-duty Tweed/Byron LAC police officer saw the men at a Tweed Coast gym and notified other police.
Officers from the Tweed Heads Target Action Group, detectives and general duties officers attended the facility where they arrested both men.
Queensland Police were notified and the men were both coveyed to Murwillumbah Local Court, where they were both charged with obstructing a public official in the execution of their duty.
Detectives from Queensland Police's Taskforce Maxima travelled to Murwillumbah and successfully extradited the men.
Taskforce Maxima's Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said police would not tolerate criminal motorcycle gangs using bullying behaviour to commit offences and to get their way.
"This type behaviour will not be tolerated - gang members need to understand this," Insp Smith said.
"Today's arrests sends a message to gang members that hiding in other jurisdictions does not prevent them from facing the consequences of their actions.
"We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to ensure those who threaten the Queensland community are brought before the courts."