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An attempted traffic stop leads to high speed pursuit


David E Turner

On May 10th, 2020 at approximately 11:45 PM, Jennings County Sheriff's Office Canine Sergeant Cody Low attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Blue 2007 Blue Kia Rio for a traffic violation on Whittington Drive in Country Squire Lakes.  The driver of the vehicle, later identified as David E. Turner (age 40 of North Vernon), fled from Sergeant Low at a high rate of speed leading deputies on a pursuit with speeds exceeding 70 mph.  Turner then pulled his vehicle behind a residence on Stoningham Way where his vehicle became disabled. 

Turner then exited the vehicle and fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Sgt. Low was able to apprehend Turner in a creek.  During Turner's arrest, prescription pills and Methamphetamine were located on Turner.  Turner was also found to be wanted on an active arrest warrant through Jennings County.  



Resisting Law Enforcement-                    Level 6 Felony

Resisting Law Enforcement-                    A Misdemeanor

Possession of Methamphetamine-            Level 6 Felony

Possession of Controlled Substance-        A Misdemeanor

Legend Drug Violation-                           Level 6 Felony


Arrest Warrant:

Theft-                                                   Level 6 Felony

Criminal Trespass-                                 A Misdemeanor 




Assisting Officers:

Deputy Doug Brown

Deputy Craig Hahn

North Vernon Police Department Officers Scotty Willis and Michael Holiday


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