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, pictured wearing his football gear, is spoken to by officers at Walbundrie on Saturday. He agreed to be arrested at full time but fled the ground. Photo: The Courier


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.

Police released this mugshot of Maksymow on Sunday.

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