'Living large' NSW bikie nabbed in SA

A 48-year-old former bikie wanted in NSW after dodging his parole conditions has been arrested.
A 48-year-old former bikie wanted in NSW after dodging his parole conditions has been arrested.

A former Newcastle bikie who mocked NSW police with his "Memoirs of a Wanted Man" video posts while on the run for three months has been nabbed in Adelaide.

David Brooks, 48, was expected to report to police in Newcastle after being released on parole earlier this year after serving time for drug offences, but never showed.

In the following weeks, he used social media and online videos to taunt the detectives trying to find him.

He set up a YouTube channel under the moniker "That Brooksy Bloke", posting video updates under a series titled "Memoirs of a Wanted Man".

In a video subtitled "On The Road to Truth", Brooks can be seen puffing on a ciggie while driving his car with AC/DC's Thunderstruck blaring from the stereo. To the camera, he says: "Hey, out there living large, having fun, enjoying life. Message is, F the system.

"Today's the day, join the fight, love you all."

In another video published a week ago, Brooks taunts the NSW detectives to find and lock him up.

"Come and look for me, come and capture me, lock me in your little jail cause every day I'm in there I'll be thinking ways to tear your government and expose the lies down and bury them where it belongs."

While on the run Brooks likened his situation to that of bushranger Ned Kelly, using his Facebook to falsely check-in at locations across the globe including Cork in Ireland and San Francisco.

Brooks was arrested by South Australian Police at Gawler, north of Adelaide, on Wednesday and charged under a NSW parole warrant.

He's due to appear in Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Newcastle detectives are due to travel to SA within days to seek his extradition to NSW.

Australian Associated Press