Stanley Turvey on the run after police pursuit in Katandra West, Victoria
A massive manhunt is underway for an alleged gunman who is believed to be on the run in New South Wales after a police pursuit injured two officers in Victoria.
Stanley Turvey allegedly fired a gun as police attempted to arrest him at a property at Katandra West, in Victoria’s north, at midday on Monday.
He then allegedly led police on a pursuit before cops ‘lost control’ of their car causing the vehicle to roll over and leave two officers with minor injuries.
Police continued their manhunt on Tuesday and released a photo of Turvey showing the fugitive with a distinctive grenade tattoo inked on his face.
The photo comes as a series of disturbing social media posts emerge which includes a video of Turvey holding a dog’s leash tied to a collar around a man’s neck.
A massive manhunt is underway for Stanley Turvey (pictured) who is believed to be on the run in NSW after injuring two officers in Victoria
Residents have been warned not to approach him with police believing Turvey could be armed.
Police allege Turvey approached detectives with a gun when they arrived at property in Katandra West near Shepparton, in northern Victoria, on Monday.
Officers challenged Turvey to drop his weapon but he allegedly fired a shot into the air before fleeing the property in a car.
Neighbour Dianne said Turvey was shirtless and yelling as he faced off with police.
‘All the police were crouched down with their guns pulled,’ she told 9News.
‘They kept saying to him, ‘Put your weapon down and put your hands behind your head.’
‘And then he just walked back and he said, ‘I’m not f***ing going back to jail again’.’
Two officers pursued Turvey but lost control of their vehicle on Creighton Road before it rolled.
The officers were taken to Goulburn Valley Health hospital with minor injuries and have since been released.
Turvey then stopped at a random residence in Youanmite where he allegedly forced a man at gunpoint to drive him to Finley in NSW.
The man was not harmed and he was released when the pair arrived at their location.
Police believe Turvey is travelling in an allegedly stolen white Toyota Hi-Lux Dual cab utility with registration 1RA-8AN.
It comes after police responded to reports a man armed with a gun assaulted a woman and stole her car on Witt Street, Yarrawonga just before 10am on Tuesday.
Turvey regularly boasts on social media about being part of an outlawed motorcycle gang, according to the Herald Sun.
In one video shared to Facebook, shows Turvey holding a dog’s leash which is tied to a collar around a man’s neck.
He is seen holding a knife in the other hand while he shouts orders at the man, who is on all fours, and threatens to cut his tongue out.
Two officers pursued Turvey but lost control of their vehicle on Creighton Road before it rolled and was left partially crushed (pictured)
When the man does not comply with Turvey’s orders, he is then seen pulling on the leash sharply.
In another video shared to Facebook, Turvey is seen threatening a man, asking him to meet him in Shepparton for a gunfight.
‘Any time you want to have a go, come to Shepparton,’ the post reads.
‘Bring whoever you like and whatever little cap gun you like because if you don’t pull the trigger and kill me, I’ll bash you to death really f—- easy.’
Turvey claimed to be part of the Finks OMCG after sharing photos of the dead bikie gang boss Brent Reker to his Facebook page in February.
‘That’s my big brother… Finks MC Australia is my club and my brother is my fam,’ Turvey wrote.
‘I’ll give my life to back up my brother and have a happy death.’
Police have urged anyone with information that would help in locating him to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
He is also being urged to turn himself in at any police station.