Joseph Dean Geiger at the scene of the Alexandra Headlands siege. He has since been charged with accessory to murder after the fact for allegedly letting accused murderer Zlatko Sikorsky stay in his unit.
Joseph Dean Geiger at the scene of the Alexandra Headlands siege. He has since been charged with accessory to murder after the fact for allegedly letting accused murderer Zlatko Sikorsky stay in his unit. Nine News

Man accused of hiding Sikorsky to be walking free in weeks

A MAN accused of letting alleged murderer Zlatko Sikorsky hide out in his Alexandra Headland home has been bailed to live in Maryborough.

Joseph Dean Geiger, 38, was arrested and charged with accessory to murder after a 27-hour siege in which Mr Sikorsky was holed up in his unit.

Mr Sikorsky is accused of murdering 16-year-old Larissa Beilby whose body was found in barrel in the back of a ute.

 

Zlatko Sikorsky is seen in a police vehicle arriving to Maroochydore Police Station, Queensland,  Saturday, June 30, 2018.  Sikorsky, 34, was arrested early Saturday night when he surrendered to police after a siege at an Alexandra Headlands unit complex on Queensland?s Sunshine Coast that began on Friday afternoon. (AAP Image/Darren England) NO ARCHIVING
Zlatko Sikorsky is seen in a police vehicle arriving to Maroochydore Police Station. DARREN ENGLAND

During the first half of Mr Geiger's bail application on Tuesday, the Maroochydore Magistrates Court heard phone records showed he and Mr Sikorsky had been in contact the day before the stand-off.

Photos on his phone showed him at the Mantra resort at the same time Mr Sikorsky was there on June 28.

During the siege Mr Geiger told multiple news organisations he had never met Mr Sikorsky before.

 

Zlatko Sikorsky
Juan Street in Alexandra Headland in lock-down as police negotiate.
Zlatko Sikorsky Juan Street in Alexandra Headland in lock-down as police negotiate. John McCutcheon

Palmwoods woman Tracy Ann Thomson, 40, has also been charged with accessory to murder after the fact for her alleged role in bringing Mr Sikorsky to the unit.

Mr Sikorsky is facing 20 charges including murder, torture, deprivation of liberty and misconduct with a corpse as well as a number of drug and weapons charges.

Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin today granted Mr Geiger bail to a Maryborough address on strict conditions that he report to police seven days a week and not contact Mr Sikorsky, Ms Thomson or his ex-partner.

 

Body in a barrel suspect is still holed up here in Juan street at Alexandra headland.The normally peaceful seaside community will awaken to a police siege where police have been negotiating with Zlatko Sikorsky throughout the night. The standoff has been going more than thirteen hours
Seige situation at Alexandra Headland. John McCutcheon

He is currently in jail on a return to prison warrant for breaching his parole and will be released on August 11.

Mr Geiger's lawyer Anna Smith argued her client's charges should be heard in Maroochydore instead of being transferred to Beenleigh with his co-accused, but this was rejected by Mr McLaughlin.

Mr Sikorsky, Mr Geiger and Ms Thomson will appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on September 3 for a committal mention.