Suspect in custody after trying to elude Oakman police
by Rachel Davis
Jun 29, 2012 | 5709 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dustin E. Turner
Dustin E. Turner
An Oakman police officer is recovering after a struggle with a suspect sent him to the hospital.

Officer Chuck Lilley was treated and released at Walker Baptist Medical Center for minor injuries sustained during the aprehension of a suspect who fled on foot.

“He just needed to get checked out,” Oakman Police Chief Andy Powell said Wednesday night.

According to Powell, Lilley attempted to stop a vehicle and the suspect fled on foot. Lilley pursued him and a “scuffle” ensued.

The suspect, Dustin Eugene Turner, of Quinton, is being held in the Walker County Jail.

He faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, attempting to elude police, second-degree assault and a parole violation.

Turner is currently being held on a $13,000 bond for the first four charges, no bond has been set on the assault charge and there will be no bond issued on the parole violation, according to Walker County Sheriff John Mark Tirey.

Since an Oakman officer was involved in the incident, the county handled the scene and transported the suspect to the jail.

Tirey also said the suspect had been out of prison just six months before last night’s arrest and was also wanted on misdemeanor warrants in Sumiton.

Powell expressed his appreciation to the sheriff and deputies for their quick response and assistance with the scene. He also issued a warning for any criminal who considers fleeing.

“If you run, we will catch you,” Powell said.