Prolific offender too sick for sentence

A prolific offender in the South Okanagan had his sentence suspended because of health issues.

Ronald Arthur TeneyckE  pleaded guilty to making or possessing explosives and possessing a weapon.

Ronald Arthur TeneyckE pleaded guilty to making or possessing explosives and possessing a weapon.

A prolific offender in the South Okanagan had his sentence suspended because of health issues.

Ronald Arthur Teneycke pleaded guilty to his most recent charges of making or possessing explosives and possessing a weapon contrary to a court order and the 52-year-old was sentenced on April 9 to time served since his Jan. 22 arrest.

Teneycke was also given an additional 90 days, a lifetime firearms ban and three years probation.

A court order was made on April 30 to change the start date of the intermittent jail sentence.

Teneycke’s sister Linda Walker appeared in court on Wednesday on his behalf and counsel said she confirmed Teneycke was still in the hospital.

The long-time resident of the South Okanagan has 31 criminal convictions on his record, including a sexual assault which he served a 12-year federal sentence for, the conclusion of which prompted the police to issue a public warning in 2007.

The application for a warrant was adjourned until May 20.