The man who was found “bound and gagged” in a Willmot paddock on Tuesday has been arrested for misleading police.
Police have charged the man, 27, with supplying false information and public mischief after officers discovered him seemingly injured in a paddock off Captain Cook Drive.
His discovery about 12.20pm on July 11 sparked an investigation that ended with the man’s own arrest 24 hours later.
The mysterious incident created a media frenzy on Tuesday.
Police confirmed on Wednesday that the man was found tied up near a Sydney Water facility.
He did not have any serious injuries. Paramedics wrapped the man in a thermal blanket before sending him to Blactown Hospital.
The man was released from hospital on Wednesday and he attended Mount Druitt police station.
Police have accused him of fabricating the incident.
He was granted conditional bail on Wednesday to face Mount Druitt Local Court on August 10.