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BAT ASSAULT: Neighbours of alleged assailant concerned about safety from vigilantes

Kris Teichrieb, 39, has been charged with attempted murder.
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June 22, 2016 - 1:34 PM

KAMLOOPS - Some residents in the Brocklehurst neighbourhood say they are worried for their safety after the home of a man accused of beating a teenager with a baseball bat was made public.

Kristopher Teichrieb, 39, is charged with attempted murder after Jessie Simpson, 18, was beaten with a baseball bat in the early hours of June 19. Simpson was pronounced brain dead earlier this week but is now showing movement, according to a family friend.

Some neighbours say they are aware of social media posts threatening Teichrieb's property, which was exposed by local media. One neighbour says she is aware of a post trying to gather people to approach Teichrieb's home and stand in his driveway on Clifford Avenue, near McArthur Island Park.

Yesterday afternoon a black truck with three young men in it was seen circling the neighbourhood, slowing down in front of Teichrieb's house.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says there have been no reports of suspicious behaviour in the area.

A man, who appeared to be an investigator, was seen in the area today, June 22, asking a resident questions and walking a path near the end of the street.

A neighbour says there has been much more traffic in the area since the story was published. She says people in the area are on the lookout and keeping their doors locked.

— This story was edited at 9:19 a.m. June 23 to remove identifying information about the home.

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