Townsville prison escapee caught after week on the run

| 13.10,19. 09:37 PM |

Townsville prison escapee caught after week on the run

Bodhi Johnson has been arrested after almost a week on the run from authorities. (9NEWS)

A Queensland prison escapee is back behind bars tonight after almost a week on the run, his escapade brought to an end after he was caught hooning through Townsville in an allegedly stolen car.
Bodhi Johnson, 23, had been serving six years for a car crash that killed his friend when he escaped from the Townsville Correctional Centre last Monday.
A number of concerned witnesses called police around 11am today when they saw a Jeep driving wrecklessly through the regional town, crashing into other vehicles.
The Jeep's owner, Jason Holme, told 9NEWS the group broke into his home overnight and stolen the car keys from the bedroom where he lay asleep.
"They've actually had to reach over me to get my keys."
They also rummaged through the bedroom of his five-year-old nephew.
Jason raised the alarm on social media and was flooded by sightings.
Locals filmed his car being driven dangerously by the group of young people.
Police eventually tracked the car to the Mater Hospital, where Johnson was pinned to the ground and arrested.
Daniel Twigg told 9NEWS he assisted in the fugitive's capture.
"As soon as I've seen him run through the yard, I've chased him. That's about it. And with another younger fella, thank God he kept up with him. But we got him in the end, yeah."
"I didn't like to hear that he'd escaped from jail so I'm glad that he's back in jail – I just hope they put him in a better cell."


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