Champion boxer Damien Hooper arrested at service station
CHAMPION boxer Damien Hooper has been arrested in Toowoomba, ending an almost two weeks manhunt in the region.
Hooper was arrested in dramatic scenes at a service station where it will be alleged the 26-year-old violently resisted arrest.
Darling Downs Detective Inspector Lew Strohfeldt said two police officers saw Hooper at the Coles Express service station at the corner of Ruthven and Alderley Sts about 12.30pm.
He said it will be alleged Hooper violently resisted the officers' attempt to arrest him, with the officers both receiving injuries in the incident.
Hooper had been wanted over an alleged breach of bail conditions as well as offences police claim he committed while on bail.
Those include allegations Hooper assaulted police responding to a disturbance at the Blue Mountain Hotel the morning of May 19.
Hooper is expected to be charged with a string of offences and police will object to any bail application when he appears in court.