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Teen charged in pepper spray attack a no-show

An undercover RCMP officer rinses her eyes after being attacked with pepper spray in Langley City last November. - Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times file photo
An undercover RCMP officer rinses her eyes after being attacked with pepper spray in Langley City last November.
— image credit: Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times file photo

An 18-year-old Langley man charged with using pepper spray to assault two undercover Langley RCMP officers is in trouble with the law again.

Court records show Dallas Ball failed to appear for his Dec. 23 Surrey Provincial Court hearing on charges of assaulting a police officer, assault with a weapon and willfully resisting or obstructing a police officer.

If Ball does not show up for a second scheduled court hearing on Tuesday (Jan. 10), the Crown prosecutor has served notice that a warrant for his arrest will be sought.

Ball is also facing a new charge of breaching his terms of release in the pepper spray case.

The teen was arrested on Nov. 2 in the City of Langley shortly after the incident.

Two Langley RCMP Street Enforcement Unit officers spotted two men walking through an alley, one of them wanted on an outstanding warrant.

When the plainclothes Mounties identified themselves as police, both suspects turned and ran and the officers gave chase.

As they pursued the males in the 5600 block of 206 Street on foot, the man with the outstanding warrant turned and sprayed the officers with bear spray.

Both officers recovered after they were treated at the scene by paramedics.

Ball was arrested a short time later, charged, then released from custody on a number of conditions, including a promise to return to court.

Police said they were able to identify the second suspect in the pepper spray incident, but no charges were expected.

Ball, who sometimes has used the name of Daniel Wagemans, is also facing charges of robbery and possession of stolen property in connection with a  Sept. 26, 2011 incident in Langley.

He is separately charged with taking or occupying a “vehicle or vessel” without the consent of the owner and possession of stolen property in connection with a July 15, 2011 incident, in White Rock.

Ball also faces multiple charges of breaching his terms of release in both cases.

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