The mother of a Cordeaux Heights man arrested on kidnapping charges has put up $20,000 to secure her son's release on bail.
Nikola Trajkovski faced Wollongong Local Court yesterday after being arrested at his home the previous evening over an outstanding warrant.
The warrant relates to charges of kidnapping and assault stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred between June 30 and July 2.
Details of those allegations against Trajkovski were not revealed in court yesterday.
Police said they believed Trajkovski posed a flight risk, claiming when he was apprehended the previous evening he was found with travel documents, two suitcases filled with clothes, thousands of dollars in Australian and US currency and drivers' licences that were not in his name.
However, Trajkovski's lawyer, Jane Healey, said her client had every intention of honouring court appearances if released on bail.
"He's not a flight risk," she said, adding Trajkovski was not found carrying a passport when he was arrested and had never missed court dates in the past.
Ms Healey said if released on bail, Trajkovski would agree to live at the same address he had lived at long-term and report to police as required. She said his mother would agree to forfeit $20,000 to ensure Trajkovski turned up on future court dates.
Granting bail, Magistrate Doug Dick acknowledged that Trajkovski had no convictions for similar offences on his record.
The matter was adjourned to October 16.