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Wanted Suspect Arrested - Friday, September 7, 2018


DATE:             FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS

                        RYAN RONDALE JOSEPH TURNER


NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Ryan Rondale Joseph Turner, 24, of 7859 Tunica Trace Apartment 3A, St. Francisville, LA, on charges related to a February 24, 2017 traffic stop near Napoleonville.

On that date, deputies stopped a vehicle being driven by Turner for a traffic violation.  Deputies interviewed Turner and a passenger.  Deputies noted a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.

As a result of the interview of both subjects, deputies proceeded to search the vehicle and did recover a quantity of suspected marijuana.  Officers also recovered a quantity of the prescription drug, alprazolam (Xanax). A firearm was also recovered and Turner was a previously convicted felon.

At some point during the stop, Turner fled on foot into the fields.  Deputies pursued Turner, but terminated the pursuit for safety considerations.

Warrants were issued for Turner’s arrest for:

            *Possession of Alprazolam with Intent to Distribute

            *Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

            *Illegal Carrying of Weapons in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances

            *Possession of Marijuana (1st Offense)

            *Resisting an Officer


            *Possession of Alcoholic Beverages in a Motor Vehicle

            *Flight from an Officer

Turner was arrested by Terrebonne Parish authorities, transferred to the Assumption Parish Detention Center on Thursday and booked on all counts.

Turner remains incarcerated pending a bond hearing.


For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


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