A Port Kembla man has been refused bail after he allegedly kidnapped and pushed a woman out of a moving car, while her child sat in the back, last week.
Shay-Lin Stenzel, 32, faced Wollongong Local Court on Thursday where he did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.
Police will allege a 27-year-old woman was asleep at a home in Koonawarra, when she woke to an argument between Stenzel and a woman known to her in the backyard of the house about 3am on October 23.
When she went to check on the woman's welfare, she was allegedly punched in the face by Stenzel.
The woman then tried to leave the house in a car with her child, before Stenzel allegedly jumped in her car and drove around the local area, while continuing to assault her.
Details of the nature of the assault are not yet known.
A short time later, Stenzel allegedly pushed the woman out of the car while it was moving on Mount Kembla Road, Mount Kembla.
The woman stopped a passing car before she was able to contact police.
She had multiple scratches and grazes to her body and was taken to Wollongong Hospital for assessment.
The child was returned home, unharmed, a short time later, and is in the care of family members.
Lake Illawarra police detectives started investigating the incident.
About 6.30pm on Sunday, Stenzel was found driving a grey Audi A6 on Winnima Way, Berkeley.
A pursuit was initiated and terminated a short time later for safety reasons.
Following extensive inquiries, about 3.20pm on Wednesday, investigators and South East Region Enforcement Squad officers attended a home in Lake Heights and found Stenzel hiding in a cupboard.
A 33-year-old man wanted on outstanding warrants was also located at the home, and the pair were taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.
A search warrant was executed at the home, with police seizing a shortened rifle, heroin, methylamphetamine, steroids, cash and mobile phones.
These items will undergo forensic examination.
Stenzel has been charged with kidnap with intent to commit a serious indictable offence occasioning actual bodily harm; assault occasioning actual bodily harm; contravening an AVO restriction, intimidation with the intention to cause fear or physical harm; as well as two counts of driving whilst disqualified and driving recklessly while not stopping in a police pursuit.
The 33-year-old man was charged with carrying a cutting implement when apprehended, taking and driving a conveyance and driving while disqualified.
The 33-year-old man did not appear in court on Thursday but is expected to on Friday.
Stenzel's case was adjourned to November 11.
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