A man who was due to stand trial today (Monday, 15 November) on assault and kidnap charges is being sought by Police.
Jason Damian Smith, aged 31, was charged following an incident in Levin in June 2009. A warrant for his arrest was issued earlier this year after he failed to attend a court appearance. His trial scheduled to start at Palmerston North Court today has been postponed.
Jason Smith is described as Maori, of solid build and about 178cm tall last seen with short cropped hair. He has gang affiliations and is known to frequent to the Wellington and Porirua and Wairarapa areas.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Jason Smith is asked to contact Detective Constable Doug Patrick at Levin Police on 06 366 0500. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.