The man accused of kidnapping a Batemans Bay mother on Friday has not applied for bail.
Jason John McCauley appeared before Batemans Bay Local Court this afternoon dressed in green and in shackles.
He was escorted into court by two Corrective Services, who sat on either side of him while two others guarded the courtroom doors.
Police allege Mr McCauley abducted a 41-year-old woman on Friday afternoon.
It is believed she left work at 3pm to pick up her one-year-old daughter from child care but never showed up.
Police were called and launched an investigation as it was out of character for her.
She was found at Caseys Beach on Saturday afternoon, alive and well, and was taken to hospital for health checks.
Just before 11am on Sunday, Mr McCauley, 44, was arrested on the Kings Highway at Nelligen by officers from the State Protection Support Unit.
A replica handgun was allegedly seized during a search of the man’s 1994 model Holden Jackaroo 4WD.
The Batemans Bay man was charged with kidnapping (domestic violence related), possessing an unauthorised firearm, intimidation, common assault, being in custody of a suspected stolen motor vehicle, driving while disqualified and being in custody of a knife in a public place.
In court this afternoon, Mr McCauley's defence solicitor Peter Ryan asked Magistrate David Degnan to make brief orders and adjourn the matter.
Mr McCauley did not apply for bail.
Mr Degnan said he had executed warrants for Mr McCauley’s arrest on two sets of matters, relating to motor vehicle charges and failing to appear before court.
He asked if the accused wanted to be sentenced on the charges he’d already been convicted of but Mr Ryan asked that they be adjourned also, to allow time for a psychiatric assessment.
An interim Apprehended Violence Order was also put in place.
“Even though you’re in custody, one of the orders is that you not approach or contact the person in need of protection,” Mr Degnan told Mr McCauley.
Mr McCauley was taken into custody and will appear before Batemans Bay Local Court on September 24.