NSW prison escapee in custody, while another remains on the run

THE MAN who escaped from a correctional centre in Goulburn on Wednesday will face court today after being captured and charged.

Police say 25-year-old Goulburn inmate Beau Wiles was arrested on Thursday after being found travelling as a passenger in a vehicle in southern Wollongong, a day after he fled a work yard outside Goulburn Correctional Centre.

Two women – a 32-year-old and a 43-year-old – who were in the vehicle with him were also arrested.


The man was taken to Wollongong Police Station and charged with escaping lawful custody. Refused bail, he is scheduled to appear before Port Kembla Local Court today.

The two women were taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station, where the 32-year-old was charged with aiding an inmate to escape from lawful custody. She too has been bail refused, and will appear before Port Kembla Local Court today.

The 43-year-old woman was released pending further inquiries.

However, the fight isn’t over for New South Wales authorities, with a man who escaped Corrective Services’ custody just six hour after Wiles escape, still on the run.

Ali Hussein Chahine, 33, leapt over the dock at Sydney’s busy Downing Centre District Court, assaulting two sheriffs before fleeing the building and jumping on a bus.


He was due to be sentenced in December on ice supply, proceeds of crime and driving charges

He committed those offences while out on parole.