A man is facing a string of charges for assaulting his partner and kidnapping a child in Humpty Doo.
Police say the 21-year-old man and his partner had a verbal argument while driving along Girraween Road in the early hours of Friday morning.
The 20-year-woman asked him to stop the vehicle but as she tried to get out he allegedly grabbed her by the throat and forced her to stay in the vehicle.
After managing to escape, the man chased her before allegedly tackling her to the ground.
He is then accused of trying to run her over several times while she hid in bushland and called for help.
The 21-year-old also allegedly broke into the woman’s home and kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter.
Police later found the vehicle with the pair inside and tried to arrest the man.
But as the 21-year-old tried to drive off, an officer’s arm got stuck in the vehicle, dragging him a short distance.
The officer managed to get free and escaped with only minor injuries.
The 21-year-old later took the child back to the woman’s home before fleeing the scene.
Police say he tried to hand himself in but didn’t show up, with officers arresting him in Winnellie yesterday.
He has since been charged with 11 offences including deprivation of liberty, aggravated assault, assaulting police and recklessly endangering serious harm.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Jon Beer says investigations into the incident are ongoing.
“Police would like to speak with any witnesses who were in the area or have relevant information,” he says.
“It is mandatory in the Northern Territory to report incidents of domestic and family violence.”
“We ask the community to take this obligation seriously because you can help someone who is suffering at the hands of someone else.”