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Escapee Shane Gauci Arrested Overnight

Police, acting on information, have captured prison escapee, Shane Gauci.

Just before 11pm, Tuesday 25 September police cordoned off an address in Gawler West.  Gauci was located inside the residential premises a short time later.

Gauci did not return to the Department of Corrections bus that was transporting him on a pre-release work program just after 8.30am on Monday 24 September.

Shane Gauci had been on the bus travelling on Gorge Road, Newton with Corrections officers when it stopped at a service station.  He was due to return to the Adelaide Pre-Release Centre on Grand Junction Road.

Gauci was charged with escaping custody.  He was refused police bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrate Court later today.

- SAPOL

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