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Prolific South Okanagan offender applies for a mental assessment

Ronald Arthur Teneycke is pictured in this RCMP handout photo.
Image Credit: RCMP handout
February 15, 2016 - 5:00 PM

PENTICTON - A prolific offender whose alleged crimes kicked off a manhunt last summer in the South Okanagan made an appearance in Penticton court today.

Defence lawyer Michael Welsh made application for an assessment to determine if Ronald Arthur Teneycke was not responsible for criminal acts allegedly perpetrated by him by reason of mental disorder today, Feb. 15.

Crown Prosecutor Kurt Froehlich offered no opposition to the motion.

The assessment, which will take place in Kamloops or Port Coquitlam, will be made to determine if Teneycke was suffering from a mental disorder in July of 2015 when he is alleged to have committed the offences of armed robbery, aggravated assault, discharging a firearm with intent to injure, being unlawfully at large and flight from police.

Judge Philip Seagram scheduled Teneycke’s next court appearance for March 16. He will remain in custody in the interim.

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

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