A graduate of an elite private school allegedly stabbed to death by his own mother has been charged with theft just months after being found guilty of damaging his father’s multi-million dollar home in Sydney.
Hugo Ball, 23, was arrested by Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday in a Paddington unit, following an investigation into an alleged theft at Bondi Junction on April 17.
He was taken to Waverley Police Station where he was charged with theft and granted parole bail.
Hugo Ball, 23, (pictured in a park in Sydney) was arrested Tuesday at 2:30 pm by Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command in Paddington, following an investigation into an alleged theft at Bondi Junction on April 17.
The graduate of the elite private school (pictured right) was taken to Waverley Police Station where he was charged with theft and granted conditional bail
Ball is carried out of his mother and stepfather’s $ 3.1 million home in Bellevue Hill in mid-November. He lost two liters of blood, paramedics said
Ball and his family made headlines after he was allegedly stabbed by his mother, Samantha Palmer, with a 12-inch knife in her Bellevue Hill home in mid-November.
The alleged attack – the talk of one of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs – resulted in Hugo losing two liters of blood, paramedics said at the time.
Palmer was charged with the alleged stabbing. Her case remains in court.
In the weeks that followed, while suffering from drug withdrawals, Ball raged at his father’s house two days after Christmas.
He pleaded guilty to willful damages to a Sydney court in February after coming to his father’s $ 5.5 million Paddington Terrace and destroying part of the shutters of his plantation.
According to court documents, the attack occurred after the Scottish graduate’s father, former Cardno CEO Ian Ball, called Hugo’s doctor on Boxing Day to report that his son had been drinking.
Ball’s mother Samantha (top left) is accused of stabbing her son with a 12 inch kitchen knife in November. Her case remains in court
Ball (pictured) pleaded guilty to willful damages in a Sydney court in February after appearing on his father’s $ 5.5 million Paddington Terrace and destroying part of his plantation’s shutters
Ball was not allowed to drink while on a diazepam medication, more commonly known as Valium. When Hugo went to the doctor the next day for a prescription, he was refused the drug.
Falsely believing that his father had left medicines in his house, Ball showed up at the door of his father’s house on the morning of Dec. 27, the documents said.
“The suspect started banging and shouting aggressively at the front door,” said an agreed fact sheet presented in court.
“The accused went to the shutters … and damaged several of these, causing them to break down and become unfit for purpose.”
As part of his plea, police are withdrawing the first claims of a more extensive calamity that agents made in court documents late last year.
Ian Ball, above, previously told Downing Center Local Court that his relationship with his son was “ generally good. ”
Ball was living on his father Ian’s $ 5.5 million patio, on which actress Toni Colette allegedly once made an offer, when the shutters were damaged. He came to the house that morning hoping to find leftover Valium from an earlier recipe
Those unproven claims included that Ball allegedly turned on the hose and sprayed it through the letterbox of his father’s front door.
There is no suggestion that this claim was true.
Ball was not sentenced at a hearing in February.
However, a magistrate maintained a two-year arrest warrant for violence, warning him not to attack, threaten, or harass his father.
Ian Ball previously told the court that his relationship with his son was “generally good.”
Ball will appear in Waverley local court on June 15 to be charged with theft.
The troubled young man can be seen above with his British-born father, company high-flyer and former Cardno CEO Ian Ball