Friday, May 27, 2011

THOMASTON MAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE -AGAIN

A  THOMASTON  MAN,  53  YEAR OLD STEVE  TURNER  WAS  PULLED  OFF  THE  HIGHWAY  16  BRIDGE  IN  GRIFFIN,  THURSDAY  MORNING  BY  GRIFFIN   POLICE  AFTER   HE  THREATENED   TO  JUMP. TURNER  HAD A  STEEL  CABLE  AROUND  HIS NECK  WHEN  OFFICERS  PULLED HIM  OFF  THE  LEDGE.  TURNER  WAS  TRANSPORTED  FOR  MEDICAL  EVALUATION. THE INCIDENT  BLOCKED  TRAFFIC  ON  19/41  BELOW  FROM  AROUND  6;30AM  TILL  9AM. TURNER  HAS  MADE TWO  OTHER   SUCH  ATTEMPTS  IN  THE  LAST  YEAR.  A  COUPLE OF MONTHS  AGO  THOMASTON   POLICE  RESPONDED  TO   HIS  RESIDENCE  ON  AVALON  ROAD.  HE  WAS OUT  IN  HIS  YARD  WAVING  A  PISTOL UNTIL  OFFICERS  CALMED  HIM  DOWN. LAST  YEAR  TURNER    BARRICADED   HIMSELF INSIDE  THE  FAYETTE COUNTY  BUSINESS  WHERE  HE  WAS   EMPLOYED  FOR  18  HOURS,  UNTIL  THE  SITUATION WAS  RESOLVED.  HE  UNDERWENT  MENTAL  EVALUATION  AFTER  THOSE  INCIDENTS. TURNER IS  A  FORMER  RECREATION  UMPIRE, BUT  HE  NO  LONGER  WORKS  GAMES  REPORTEDLY  BECAUSE  OF  THE  FAYETTE  COUNTY  INCIDENT.

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  1. How sad that anyone is that troubled.

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