Gill, Van Dyke awaiting trial confirmation

Clarence Gill and Bradley Van Dyke are back in supreme court April 14 to fix a trial date.
The two men are charged with a number of offences after an incident Sept. 5, 2009.

Clarence Gill and Bradley Van Dyke are back in supreme court April 14 to fix a trial date.

The two men are charged with a number of offences after an incident Sept. 5, 2009.

Sept. 5 RCMP responded to a shooting.

Police located the victim and determined the male was at his residence in Bouchie Lake, 15 km West of Quesnel, when two males known to the victim entered the residence.

One of the men allegedly beat the victim with a baseball bat causing severe

injuries to the victim’s face, arms and legs, while the second male allegedly shot the victim in

the abdomen with a rifle.

The victim was shot in the arm a second time as he tried to escape.

The victim was able to escape and get to a neighbour’s residence.

He was then transported to G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital where he received extensive medical attention.

One of the suspects [Van Dyke] was found earlier that afternoon at a residence on Olson Road.

The second suspect was identified as Gill. He subsequently fled police, resulting in a province-wide manhunt.

Gill turned himself in Oct. 11, 2009.

Van Dyke and Gill have been charged with break and enter to commit an indictable offence, assault, aggravated assault, using a firearm while committing or attempting to commit the indictable offence of assault and discharge of a firearm with intent to wound, maim or disfigure.

Upcoming trial

Ronald Norman Ball’s trial is slated for Feb. 24 and 25.

Ball, a Correlieu secondary school teacher has been suspended and is currently facing criminal charges of sexual interference, sexual assault and sexual exploitation after an incident involving a student which occurred in

his classroom in March.

On June 11, RCMP arrested Ball after receiving information from CSS that a student had been touched for a sexual purpose while in attendance at the school.

The charges stem from a single March 2010 incident in which it is alleged that Ball touched a student under the age of 16 years for a sexual purpose.

Ball was released on a Recognizance of Bail and is scheduled to appear in Quesnel provincial court June 22, 9:30 a.m. where he will make his first formal court appearance.

He is presently bound by court ordered conditions including not to teach anyone under the age of 18 years pending disposition of the charges in court.

A publication ban has been issued prohibiting the disclosure of names of witnesses and the victim.