Court Case Update

Case# 16SR-CR00525-01

Count I-Class D felony resisting arrest by fleeing

Count II-Unclassified Misdemeanor driving while revoked or suspended

Count III-Class A misdemeanor fail to yield to emergency vehicle sounding siren and displaying red/blue light

Count IV-Class B misdemeanor exceeded posted speed limit by 26 mile per hour or more

Count V-Class B misdemeanor operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner

Count VI-unclassified misdemeanor operate motorcycle when driver's license is not validated for such operation 

Jan. 10, 2017-Guilty plea on all counts.
March 6, 2017-Count I: sentenced to four years in Missouri Department of Corrections with the execution of sentence suspended. Turner was placed on supervised probation for five years.
        The sentence on Count I is to be served consecutive with sentences on Counts II, III, IV, V and VI.

       On Counts II, III and VI Turner was sentenced to one year in the St. Clair County Jail with the execution of sentence suspended. He was placed on unsupervised probation for two years.

       On Counts IV and V Turner was sentenced to six months in the St. Clair County Jail with the execution of sentence suspended. He was placed on unsupervised probation for two years. The sentences on Counts II, III, IV, V and VI to be served concurrent with each other.

4/27/18-Arrested on a probation violation

5/7/18-Court enters Bond Modification Order. Bond amended to $15,000 Cash/Surety for appearance on Trial Week of 6/12/2018. Defendant shall not operate a motor vehicle and shall abide by conditions of probation.

11/05/18-Court enters Amended Sentence and Judgment after Probation Revoked; Court Orders previously imposed sentence of 4 years executed.

Turner, Austin
Age: 26  
City: Springfield  
Incident Date: 2016-07-16  
Arrest Date: 2016-08-30  
Additional Information

            The charges stem from a St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office investigation on July 16 when deputies were dispatched to assist Osceola Police Department with stopping two motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed and failing to yield. The motorcycles were originally traveling northbound on Highway 13. When they reached Lowry City they turned around and started traveling southbound on Highway 13. Several deputies joined in the attempt to stop the vehicles. While passing Highway 82 speeds reached approximately 135 miles per hour. 

            The motorcycles continued south on Highway 13 into Polk County. As they approached Highway 32, Bolivar, one motorcycle pulled over and stopped. The driver, Eric Woods, 21, Springfield, was taken into custody and charged with class D felony resisting arrest by fleeing. Turner continued on and eluded law enforcement. He was not apprehended. During the investigation it was discovered Turner’s driver’s license is revoked. 

 
News Links
The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release April 23-30, 2018
The complete St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office News Release Aug. 29-Sept. 5, 2016
 

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office
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