US Marshals Capture Man Wanted On Assault Charges

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

According to the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office

The U. S. Marshalls picked up Jackie Turner, Jr. this morning.

Leon County, FL - The Thomas County Sheriff's Office is searching for a wanted man from Thomas County, Georgia.

28 year old Jackie Turner, Jr. is facing aggravated assault charges, after a fight with his uncle over the weekend.

Police have reason to believe he is now in Leon County.

Sgt. Pascal Autrey Investigator for Thomas County Sheriff's Office says an argument escalated over the weekend and witnesses say Jackie Turner, Jr. hit his uncle with a beer bottle, then left the scene.

The uncle is now at Archibold Hospital in critical condition.

Says Sgt. Autry: "He has pretty severe swelling to the head-- he's been in very critical condition for a few days now."

The suspect's father Jackie Sr. helped Jackie Turner Jr. flee the scene. Jackie Turner Sr. is now being held at the Thomas County Jail.

Police believe more arrests may be pending.

If you know where Jackie Turner Junior may be, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 229-227-3305.

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