Tama Arohanui Daniels: Manhunt for accused violent home invader continues after he ‘skips home detention’
A man embroiled in a terrifying armed home invasion, and recently released from the State’s toughest prison, remains on the run from one of WA Police’s most elite specialist units.
Detectives from the rapid apprehension squad are hunting for Tama Arohanui Daniels who was last seen in Ravenswood on Christmas Eve.
Police say the 31-year-old, who is regularly spotted in Mandurah and the South West, may be able to assist them with a current investigation.
He is described as 195cm tall, with a medium build with a shaved head, brown eyes and tattoos on his chest.
Daniels was freed on bail from Casuarina Prison last month while facing serious allegations he took part in a Meadow Springs home invasion in September.
Police say Daniels, along with two accomplices, used a machete and shotgun to terrorise a family including children inside their home.
The trio are then accused of kicking down the front door of the home before ransacking the property.
Daniels allegedly told the woman inside the home: “I know you have kids here, there’s nothing to worry about”.
Police say his co-accused pointed the shotgun at the woman’s face as the group stormed the house.
Despite police objections, Mandurah magistrate Brionie Ayling released Daniels from Casuarina Prison on bail last month.
It was argued that Daniels needed to care for his disabled partner, who is housebound, while applying for bail.
Ms Ayling granted Daniels strict home detention with a $50,000 surety and required to report to the Pinjarra police station.
Now, just weeks later, detectives are once again on the hunt for him. Anyone who sees Daniels is advised not to approach him and instead phone police on 131 444.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online.
Individuals providing information to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous if they wish.
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