Arrest made during sentencing hearing in Penticton court

Man who pleaded guilty to assault charges was taken into custody by sheriffs in the middle of his sentencing hearing Monday.

A man who pleaded guilty to assault charges was taken into custody by sheriffs in the middle of his sentencing hearing Monday.

Devin Michael Teichroeb, 33, was facing a possible 60 days in jail in Penticton Provincial court for two assault charges and one count of assaulting a peace officer when Penticton sheriffs executed an outstanding warrant, taking him into custody before he was sentenced.

Teichroeb now faces another two counts of assault, and one count of uttering threats related to events on May 14 and 15.

On March 29, 2015, around 3 a.m. a woman known to Teichroeb called police with a complaint of an assault with baseball bats, though she was uncooperative with police in giving further information, Crown said, it was later discovered Teichroeb was in her residence — breaching a bail order by being in contact with the woman and at the residence.

In July, 2015 police responded to a call at Teichroeb’s residence on Van Horne street and informed him there was a warrant for his arrest related to the earlier bail breach. One of the two RCMP officers attending the residence  informed him of the warrant, to which Teichroeb responded he wasn’t going to jail.

Teichroeb started resisting arrest refusing to put his arms behind his back. After being taken to the ground, Teichroeb kicked the officer restraining him in the face and ribs. A third officer arrived and Teichroeb continued to struggle until he was taken into custody.

After being troublesome in Penticton cells, attempting to put pieces of paper in front of the security camera, Teichroeb was eventually released by consent.

Crown counsel Kurt Froehlich suggested a sentence of 60 days in jail and 12 months probation prior to Teichroeb’s arrest in court.