Wanted man captured

Published 11:19 am Friday, March 27, 2015

A Brewton man, wanted on drug charges by the Poarch Creek Tribal Police and who fled this morning from police, is now in custody.

K-9 units from Escambia County, Ala., and Fla., began searching the areas around Riddle Road in the hunt for Donnie Turner.

Turner is wanted on five felony warrants for possession of methamphetamine, prescription pills and marijuana, as well as five misdemeanor warrants, Brewton Police Chief Monte McGougin said Friday morning.

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Just before 11 a.m., Turner was taken into custody, Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said.

“He was found about three miles from where he fled, hiding in a house behind a barn,” Lambert said of Turner. “K-9 unit from Fountain Prison gave chase as Turner fled. After another short pursuit, Turner was taken into custody without incident.”

Lambert said officers found an assortment of drugs and drug paraphernalia on Turner at the time of his arrest.

“We found ICE, pure ICE and meth, as well as paraphernalia, including a set of scales,” Lambert said.

Turner was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center and is being held without bond.

Brewton Standard publisher Stephanie Nelson wrote this story.