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Man tasered at Cherry Lane Mall to undergo psych evaluation

Danny Douglas Ross, the man accused of assaulting a mall patron and resisting arrest in the parking lot of Cherry Lane Mall last Sunday, Jan.3 will undergo a 30 day psychiatric evaluation.
January 08, 2016 - 12:28 PM

PENTICTON - The man at the centre of a police incident at Cherry Lane Mall on Jan. 3 made a court appearance today, Jan. 8.

Danny Douglas Ross appeared by video in Penticton Provincial Court facing charges of assault, possessing a weapon for dangerous purpose, and willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer, stemming from the incident in which Ross allegedly assaulted a mall patron and threatened others, including police, with a pair of scissors.

Crown Prosecutor Vern Frolick told court preliminary psychiatric assessments found Ross to be a habitual drug user who becomes psychotic with drug use.

Ross behaved erratically as his case was discussed, at times scowling, making threatening remarks and at one point lying down on a bench.

Ross was committed to a 30-day psychiatric assessment at Port Coquitlam Forensic Hospital, as soon as accommodation at the institution is possible.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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