A hip-hop artist, wanted by ACT Policing for several years, has been arrested near a blood-soaked man in Fyshwick in the early hours of Sunday morning.
ACT Policing had been searching for William Warren Darcy, 23, for almost four years on a series of charges, including burglary, common assault, property damage, and possessing a knife.
Unknown to local authorities, Darcy was living in Dubbo and spent a stint behind bars at the Wellington jail in NSW.
But the man was finally found by police after a serious incident in Fyshwick on Sunday, a court heard.
Police were attending an unrelated disturbance at a strip club about 3am when a taxi driver told them of a stabbing incident on the same street.
Officers arrived to find a 50-year-old man "covered in blood", a police informant told the court.
Four men ran from the scene and three were arrested, the officer said.
But Darcy gave police a false name, forcing officers to conduct "numerous inquiries" to establish his true identity.
Police said Darcy later explained the lie by saying "that's what I do".
Darcy has not been charged in relation to the Fyshwick stabbing.
He was charged on Monday with failing to appear in court over earlier, unrelated charges.
He applied for bail, but the prosecution argued he was unlikely to reappear before the courts.
They argued that a warrant had been outstanding for Darcy since 2009, and that he had little to tie him to the ACT.
The police informant also told the court Darcy was a risk of reoffending, and interfering with evidence and witnesses related to the alleged Fyshwick stabbing.
She said police were yet to review CCTV footage of the weekend's incident, conduct forensic procedures, and speak to witnesses.
The court heard that Darcy had moved to the ACT to start a new life for himself, his partner and their unborn child.
Darcy described himself as a hip-hop and rap artist, who ran his own label "Blood Beats". He was also about to start work with a trucking company, the court heard.
His lawyer argued that Darcy would comply with strict bail conditions, including twice-daily reporting to police, a ban on contacting anyone involved in the Fyshwick disturbance, and informing authorities of a fixed address in the ACT.
Darcy also had extensive family in the ACT, the court heard.
Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker refused Darcy bail, saying bail conditions would not be enough to address the prosecution's concerns.
He will reappear before court next month.