Man convicted in Surrey party bus brawl wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Emmannuel Dario failed to attend court for his sentencing.

Emmannuel Dario is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

A man found guilty in connection with a 2012 brawl involving a party bus full of teens in Cloverdale is now wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

Emmannuel Dario was convicted last October in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster of two counts of aggravated assault. He initially faced three charges of aggravated assault and one of assault with a weapon.

The charges stemmed from a fight that occurred behind a gas station at Highway 10 and 176 Street.

Police at the time said a chartered bus with about 50 men and women in their late teens – many of whom were drunk – had stopped at the station. Some of the teens got in a confrontation with two men driving in the area and the fight quickly escalated.

Surrey RCMP say Dario was one of the men in the car and first left the fight, but then returned with a two-by-four board. Several people were taken to hospital.

Dario, 24, was due in court in March to be sentenced but failed to show up.

He is described as black, 6’3″ tall, 179 pounds, thin, bald, with brown eyes and a scar on his right arm.

Anyone who sees Dario or has information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Surrey RCMP at 604-588-0502. To remain anonymous, phone 1-800-222-8477 or visit solvecrime.ca