An arrest warrant has been issued for the star of the crocodile wrestling series’ Outback Wrangler and Netflix’s Wild Croc Territory.
In the series’, Matt Wright wrangles and relocates crocodiles across the Australian outback.
However, Wild Croc Territory may have met an abrupt end with Police expected to charge Wright on several offences including perverting the course of justice, destruction of evidence, fabrication of evidence, interfering with witnesses, unlawful entry and making a false statement.
Back in February, Chris Wilson was collecting crocodile eggs when his helicopter crashed and he was killed. With him was pilot Sebastian Robinson who was left with significant spinal injuries
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Wright, with three other individuals, flew to the crash and were also charged with offences in relation to the incident.
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One of these individuals was police officer Neil Mellon who has been on the force for 30 years but is now facing charges of destroying evidence.
On top of evidence tampering, police will also allege that Wright visited Robison twice in hospital in an effort to have the pilot falsify records and delete evidence from his mobile phone.
Police are alleging that the helicopter had not been receiving the required maintenance and that Wright had instructed the users to disconnect the hours metre on them.
To prove the falsifications, Police asked the public for any photographs of the helicopters that would confirm that they were in use at times that were not present in their records.
Wright’s Netflix series Wild Croc Territory premiered on the streaming service in October and was met with an impressive reception. Though a second season has not been confirmed, it was generally expected.
However, with the ongoing investigation and plethora of charges, it is likely this will affect the show’s development.