Jye Peachey facing charges over alleged statewide crime spree

HE dodged a full-time jail term to enter a drug program before allegedly taking off before his sentence could even start.


And now, Windale man Jye Peachey is accused of committing crimes across 11 police districts in just a few months on the run, prompting even his pursuers to describe him as a one-man crime spree.

But the law is beginning to catch up with him.

Peachey, 22, is in custody in NSW after detectives from Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie followed him to Western Australia, where he had been sentenced to six months’ jail on charges including fraud, phone and credit card theft, as well as possessing a machete and capsicum spray.

With him being eligible for parole from January 16,the investigators swooped last weekand successfully applied for his extradition back to NSW.

After getting off the plane in Sydney, they headed straight to Mascot police station where Peachey was charged.

By Sunday, Peachey was in Parramatta Bail Court charged with breaching his bail and six outstanding non-conviction warrants.

In what has been described as a “complex investigation”, police backtracked to Peachey’s four-and-a-half year sentence in 2014 for a range of charges.

The sentence was suspended so Peachey could participate in a Hunter drug program.

But he allegedly did not comply with the program, and the sentence was suspended in February last year before a bench warrant was issued for his arrest in August.

Investigators then began looking into the fresh offences now alleged to have been committed by Peachey sinceAugust and before his Perth arrest on October 16.

The non-conviction warrants he faced on Monday related to about 30 offences including aggravated burglaries on homes and businesses, theft, drugs, malicious damage and a weapon charges.

But it is the spread of the alleged offences which have astounded police.

They are alleged to have occurred in 11 local area commands across the state: Lake Macquarie, Central Hunter, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, Tuggerah Lakes, Mid North Coast (headquarters based in Port Macquarie), Coffs-Clarence, Manning-Great Lakes (Forster-Taree), Canobolas (Bathurst), Orana (Dubbo)and Griffith.

It is understood detectives across many of the local area commands are continuing toinvestigate other related crimes now that Peachey is back in the custody of NSW Corrective Services.

Peachey, whose address is still listed as South Street, Windale,will reappear in court next month.