Mates may be hiding ‘dangerous’ wanted man

FRIENDS of a man wanted for questioning in relation to a murder are using hire cars, hotels and Airbnb to shield him from authorities, police allege.

Detectives have warned Kye Enright, 21, is a "dangerous person" and that anyone who is caught assisting him will be dealt with by police.

The hunt for Enright is into its second week. He is wanted for questioning following the stabbing death of Paul Rock, 53, in the rear car park of the Porters Plainland Hotel on July 1.

Police believe Enright is being harboured by a network of friends from northern New South Wales through to the Sunshine Coast.

Detectives have arrested and charged Beau Smith, 26, with Mr Rock's murder.

Beau Smith, 26 has been charged with the murder of Paul Rock.
Beau Smith, 26 has been charged with the murder of Paul Rock.

Enright is also being sought for further questioning into the shooting of Hayden Miller, during his 18th birthday celebrations at Tiki Village in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Mr Miller was shot in the arm last month with what is believed to have been a sawn-off shotgun after he invited a group of men to have a smoke with him.

Separately, Enright also skipped out on a court date in Beenleigh just weeks later on July 8.

The 21-year-old was scheduled to appear on four charges including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, driving without a licence and two counts of failing to appear in court. Enright is yet to enter a plea for these charges.

 

Paul Rock, 53, who died after getting into a fight in the rear car park of the hotel at Laidley.
Paul Rock, 53, who died after getting into a fight in the rear car park of the hotel at Laidley.

A warrant was issued for his arrest.

"We are aware that Enright is being assisted by male and female associates," Insp Damien Hansen said. "They utilise motels, hotels, Airbnb and hire car companies.

"This stretches from northern New South Wales to the Sunshine Coast.

"I'd ask any employees of those companies to make themselves familiar with Mr Enright's photograph and if they do see them, contact Crime Stoppers."

He warned those who are harbouring Enright that they will be charged with helping him escape.

"We are well aware that people are assisting him and we will be looking into those persons, the assistance they've provided and any criminal offences that they commit. They will be dealt with.

"It's significant (Enright's network). He's got a lot of ties. He's got a lot of close associates, and we are well aware of those associates and they are protecting him at this stage.

"It's not an organised crime (network), a network of friends, male and female."

Insp Hansen said Enright had no means of being able to fund his escape.

"He's got no lawful means of making a living.

"He's a dangerous person. I ask people not to approach to ring triple 0 or Crime Stoppers."

Enright is described as caucasian, 165cm tall, slim build, brown hair and blue eyes.