Golden Bay men arrested over hostage investigation

Detectives have arrested two men in Golden Bay over firearm charges.

Detectives have arrested two men in Golden Bay over firearm charges.

Major Fraud Squad detectives have charged two Golden Bay men with firearm offences following investigations into an incident in Cooloongup, in which a man was allegedly held against his will and assaulted.

Two 24-year-old men from Golden Bay were arrested and a firearm was seized.

As part of the ongoing investigation, Major Fraud Squad and Gang Crime Squad detectives searched a house in Kingscliffe Drive, Golden Bay on Wednesday March 15.

The incident under question allegedly occurred at a Cooloongup residence at about 5.50pm on Wednesday February 15.

About 5:50pm four people attended a residence in Toora Place and confronted the male resident.

The male resident attempted to run from the residence, and it will be alleged a number of shots were fired before the man was forced into the boot of a vehicle.

The man was assaulted and received injuries to his head and body.

One of the men has been charged with detaining another with intent to gain a benefit, assault occasioning bodily harm, and going armed in public to cause fear.

The second man was charged with detained another with intent to gain a benefit and assault occasioning bodily harm.

Both men were refused bail and appeared in the Rockingham Magistrates Court on Thursday.

They are both next due to appear in the same court on March 24.

Major Fraud Squad detectives also arrested a 21-year-old Dalyellup woman in Bunbury on Thursday.

The woman has been charged with detaining another with intent to gain a benefit and assault occasioning bodily harm.

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