A car involved in the police chase in Gympie allegedly crashed into a Nissan Pulsar.
A car involved in the police chase in Gympie allegedly crashed into a Nissan Pulsar. Tyler Skiller

Crime spree accused enters 10 guilty pleas

A MAN accused of being involved in a crime spree has pleaded guilty to 10 charges almost 18 months after he was arrested.

Harley James Grambower was arrested along with Ashley David Percy Will Leis, Jessica May Leis, Joseph George Leis, Joe Daniel Johnson and Caitlin Carmel Pratt in January after a high-speed chase through Gympie and police raids.

Members of the group were aged between 19 and 28 at the time of their arrest.

Mr Grambower entered guilty pleas in Maroochydore Magistrates Court for a range of offences including weapons charges, drug utensil and drug charges, but was not sentenced.

He is also facing a charge of unlawful use a motor vehicle and arson which will be heard in the Maroochydore District Court at a later date.

Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin expressed frustration that Mr Grambower still had some matters dating back to 2016 that hadn't been dealt with.

He ordered Mr Grambower to "direct” how the District Court matters would proceed during his next appearance on July 20.

Mr Grambower, Ashley Leis and Mr Johnson are alleged to be connected to a foiled break-in at the Mitre 10 Cooroy where a police officer was hit by a car trying to arrest one of the men.

Jessica Leis, Ashley Leis and Joseph Leis are charged with a number of driving, property and drug offences.

Ms Pratt is facing charges of fraud and unlawful use of a vehicle.

The crimes the group allegedly committed spread from Yeppoon to Gympie, Noosa, Cooroy and Pomona.



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