POLICE – Off-duty officer chased, subdued suspect after Dallas break-ins

Charges including attempted murder laid against suspect

UPDATE: Charges were laid today (Nov. 21, 2017) against John Andrew Carlton Stark in connection to the break and enters in Dallas Monday. Stark faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, break and enter, and three firearm related charges.

A 31-year-old Kamloops man was to go before a judge today in connection with the assault of two Dallas residents during separate break and enters Monday afternoon.

RCMP said today a Dallas resident returned home from work to find someone in his residence.

“During the course of a struggle with the suspect, the citizen received serious injuries including lacerations to his head.  The suspect ran from this residence and broke into another nearby house.

“The homeowner was in the residence and again, there was physical confrontation with the suspect.  This homeowner received stab wounds.

“The suspect’s apprehension was initiated by an off-duty Kamloops police officer who saw the suspect leaving the second residence.  The off-duty police officer chased the suspect who ran to a third residence and climbed into a vehicle associated to that residence.  This officer kept the suspect contained in the vehicle until other RCMP officers arrived on scene and arrested the suspect.”

The resident who received stab wounds was released from Royal Inland Hospital last night.  The other resident, with lacerations to the head and other injuries, is still in medical care.


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