A MAN has been charged after a major manhunt between Tamworth and the Hunter Valley.
The man, wanted on five outstanding warrants, was arrested by police following a vehicle stop near Muswellbrook.
He was charged with five outstanding warrants relating to traffic, property, judicial and revocation of parole offences.
He was also charged with three counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV), two counts of common assault (DV) and one count of intentionally or recklessly destroy/damage property (DV related).
The Muswellbrook man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Friday.
The 34-year-old was stopped by police on the New England Highway at Muswellbrook in a vehicle stop on Wednesday night.
He was arrested and taken to Muswellbrook police station.
It comes after a major manhunt at Nundle, near Tamworth on Wednesday.
Hunter Valley police were in Nundle, backed by Oxley police including general duties officers, highway patrol, detectives and police on trail bikes scoured the streets.
Dozens of police were seen scouring the village and surrounds and were believed to be searching for a man as part of the police operation.
On Sunday afternoon, a seven-month-old boy was rushed to hospital by his mother in Muswellbrook in an unresponsive state. The baby was unable to be revived by doctors and died in hospital.
Hunter Valley police have been investigating the death which they have confirmed is being treated as suspicious.
On Tuesday, police made a public appeal for information as part of the investigation.
Police have said a post-mortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Investigations are continuing.
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