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Thomas Co. man captured by U.S. Marshals


A Thomas County man on the run and charged with critically injuring his uncle has been captured by U.S. Marshals.

Jackie Turner Jr., 28, was taken into custody Friday morning. He is charged with aggravated assault.

Investigators say it was on a Hidden Acres Drive porch where 28-year old Jackie Turner, Jr. was sitting, drinking beer before his uncle Jeffrey told him to leave.

"An argument broke out. Jeffrey Turner got up to walk into the house. According to the report, Jackie Turner, Jr. hit him on the back of the head with a beer bottle," said Thomas County Sheriff's Department Captain Steve Jones.

When deputies arrived, Jackie Turner, Jr. was nowhere to be found.

His father Jackie Sr. is also currently booked in jail for helping Jackie, Jr. escape law enforcement and hindering the investigation.

Jeffrey Turner remained in critical condition Friday.

Officials say more charges are possible in the case.


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