Blackall escapee arrested, three women charged

Howard Lindsay escaped from the Blackall Work Camp.
Howard Lindsay escaped from the Blackall Work Camp.

POLICE have arrested and charged a 66-year-old Howard Lindsay after he escaped from the Blackall prison work camp in Central Queensland in April this year.

Police have also charged three females with one count each of harbouring an escaped prisoner.

The man was arrested at a residence near Mount Charlton yesterday afternoon.

He has been charged with escaping lawful custody and police will allege that he escaped from the Blackall Work camp between 9pm on April 13 and 6am on April 14.

The three women will appear in Mackay Magistrates Court on June 26.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

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