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Teneycke files civil claim against jail staff

Ronald Teneycke, 53, has filed a civil claim against a warden and a correctional supervisor at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre. .
Ronald Teneycke, 53, has filed a civil claim against a warden and a correctional supervisor at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre. . RCMP

A south Okanagan prolific offender, who was the subject of a massive manhunt this past summer, has filed a civil claim against a warden and a correctional supervisor at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.

Ronald Teneycke waived his right to a bail hearing shortly after he was arrested and has been at the Kamloops jail for the past five months.

In his notice of claim, Teneycke alleges correctional supervisor Devin Pageau “used his position of authority over [Teneycke] to influence and control a situation…which ultimately lead to [Teneycke] being seriously physically harmed.”

The 53-year-old says that he needed emergency surgery on two separate occasions.

Teneycke claims one of the surgeries was needed because he suffered blunt force trauma to his stomach area but he does not specify exactly how the injury allegedly happened.

Teneycke’s claim alleges the supervisor “used his position of authority to place [Teneycke] in a filthy area,” and that the second surgery was required because Teneycke had a “severe infection.”

He’s seeking $25,000 in compensation. The warden and correctional supervisor named in the lawsuit have replied. Evan Vike and Pageau deny the allegations made by Teneycke. They are asking for the lawsuit to be dropped.

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– with files from Angela Jung