Father and son fugitives set to have their day in court

FATHER-and-son fugitives Gino and Mark Stocco have spent their first night behind bars are a crime spree that spanned eight years.

The men were finally tracked down on a rural property in the New South Wales town of Dunedoo yesterday and were swarmed by heavily armed police.

According to officers, the pair didn’t put up much of a fight as they surrendered to police.


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Gino, 58, and his son Mark, 36, have been charged with an array of offences including murder, dishonestly obtain property by deception, police pursuit and discharge firearm with intent to resist arrest.

The murder charge comes after police discovered the body of a man on the property who has been missing for more than three weeks.

The body is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be that of the 68-year-old caretaker of the Elong Elong property, northeast of Dubbo, where the pair were hiding out.

NSW Police have previously revealed intentions to charge them with 13 offences, including attempted murder in relation to allegations they fired shots at police in Wagga Wagga on October 16.

The pair was also wanted on warrants for property damage in Queensland dating back to 2008.

They’ve been refused bail to appear in Dubbo Local Court today.

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