When you give up being on the run, is it easier to head to the police station, or let the police come to you?

James Matthew Bryant was on the run in New Zealand, wanted for multiple charges, including:

  • Wounding with reckless disregard
  • Possession of a knife
  • Three counts of harmful digital communications
  • Failing to appear in court

He told officers that he'd been hiding out "in the middle of nowhere" near Waianakarua. He described his time of hiding was "great" and that he'd done a lot of yoga.

His lawyer, Arthur Taylor, reportedly brokered the deal of Bryant turning himself in.

Bryant hired a helicopter to pick him up from his hiding place "in the middle of nowhere." On the way back into town, he picked up a friend and went to lunch for champagne and oysters.

He had spent nearly five weeks on the run before his spectacular arrest.

Read more at BBC

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