UPDATE: Former Bacchus Marsh footballer Jarrah Maksymow has been taken back into custody.
The 26-year-old was arrested on Monday after running from police from the Walbundrie sports ground in New South Wales at half-time on Saturday.
He had been wanted for assault, break-and-enter, and driving offences following an incident at a Springdale Heights home earlier in the day.
He was arrested at a home in Wodonga on Monday morning.
The midfielder – who had been spoken to by police before the game but allowed to play – has a committal mention listed for Albury Local Court today.
Police will first apply to extradite him from Wodonga.
An intervention order has also been listed for September 18.
Police had thought he was hiding out in Victoria, and possibly in Bacchus Marsh where he has connections.
Officers had been in contact with him by phone in a bid to get him to hand himself in.
The decision not to arrest Maksymow at the football ground will be reviewed by police management.
EARLIER, MONDAY 8AM: Former Bacchus Marsh footballer Jarrah Maksymow is on the run from police after leaving his club’s semi-final at half time to avoid arrest.
Police spoke to the 26-year-old at the Walbundrie football ground on Saturday, while playing for Henty in New South Wales.
Maksymow was a member of the Bacchus Marsh side for two seasons and featured in the Cobras’ 2016 premiership win over Sunbury.
For operational reasons, they agreed to arrest the midfielder on charges of assault, break-and-enter, and driving offences, after the game had finished.
But he fled the ground midway through the game and remains on the run, with warrants out for his arrest.
Police have information to suggest he is hiding out in Victoria.
They released a mugshot on Sunday and appealed for public help to find him.
Maksymow narrowly avoided a jail term in June after a violent assault outside Sweethearts just hours after making his debut for the Hume League club in mid-April.
He is currently serving an intensive corrections order, which doesn’t expire for nearly a year.
He has previously served time in jail for offences including affray.
Maksymow, who was one of the best players on the ground in the first-half of Saturday’s match, left Henty a player short after leaving the ground.
Coach Joel Price admitted Maksymow's shock departure was a distraction but refused to blame it for the 33-point loss.
Maksymow is Aboriginal in appearance, about 175 centimetres tall, with a solid build and brown hair.
Anyone with information is urged not to approach him but call Crime Stoppers.