UPDATE: Former Bacchus Marsh footballer Jarrah Maksymow, who fled midway through his new club’s semi-final game on the weekend after police agreed to let him play, has been arrested.
Jarrah Maksymow, 26, was caught at a home in Wodonga on Monday after running from NSW police at half-time on Saturday.
Police spoke to the 26-year-old at the Walbundrie football ground on Saturday, while playing for Henty in Victoria’s north-east
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.
Anyone with information is urged not to approach him but call Crime Stoppers.
By Brett Kohlhagen and Blair Thomson, The Courier