nvdaily.com link to home page

Traffic | Weather | Mobile Edition
Archives | Subscribe | Guide to the Daily


Local News arrow Crime & Public Safety arrow Frederick County

| 2 | 1 Comment

No bond set for robbery suspect

Joshua-James-Steven-Turner.jpg
View larger image

Joshua James Steven Turner


Authorities say Stephens City man confessed

By Candace Sipos -- csipos@nvdaily.com

WINCHESTER -- A Stephens City man who authorities say has confessed to Monday's robbery of two convenience stores was ordered held without bond Thursday.

Joshua James Steven Turner, 26, appeared before Judge David S. Whitacre via video conferencing Thursday in Frederick County General District Court. Turner was arrested Wednesday on warrants obtained by the county Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the Northwest Regional Drug Task Force, according to Winchester police Sgt. Frank Myrtle.

Turner was charged with robbery, petty larceny and attempted malicious wounding in connection with an incident in the county, according to court documents. Sheriff's Office Capt. John Heflin said Turner was arrested at his home in Stephens City without incident.

City police charged him Thursday morning in the subsequent robbery in Winchester, Myrtle said.

Turner is accused of robbing clerks at Bo's Express, 3612 Valley Pike, in Frederick County, and then Handy Mart, 2605 Valley Ave., Winchester, approximately three hours later.

According to court documents, the suspect stole about $102 from Bo's Express. During the incident, he choked and pushed the clerk over the counter multiple times before leaving him on the floor.

Police received several tips on robberies. One confidential informant told a detective with the task force that Turner committed both robberies, according to the documents.

The informant said he was with Turner the night of the robberies, and Turner asked to borrow his gray hoodie and got a ride from an unknown white female. When he returned, Turner told the informant to put away the hoodie and not wear it.

Later that night, Turner asked the informant to give him a ride to the Handy Mart. When he came back from both trips, he had money he previously didn't have, the informant told police.

Assistant county Commonwealth's Attorney Andrew M. Robbins requested that Whitacre not allow Turner bond, because the video of the county robbery "shows a significant amount of violence perpetrated against the clerk," he said.

Turner asked to be allowed bond, because he said he has "a severe drug addiction" and has been in contact with officials to start a 30-day rehabilitation program at Edgehill Recovery Retreat Center in the city.

"I'm not a flight risk of any kind," he said, disputing Robbins' claims of significant violence during the crimes. "I didn't have any weapons," he noted.

He said he hasn't been in any trouble with the law since he was 18, and has never been charged with anything as serious as the current charges.

Robbins said he wasn't necessarily worried about Turner fleeing, but rather "the danger to the community," especially because Edgehill is not a secured facility.

Whitacre suggested that Turner get involved with the 90-day drug rehabilitation program at the jail.

He set Turner's preliminary hearing date for March 27 at 1 p.m.




1 Comment



Well, if the informant was confidential he isn't anymore!!!! Not sure those details needed to be released to cover this story. WOW!



Leave a comment

What do you think?

(You may use HTML tags for style)

Comments

Comments that are posted on nvdaily.com represent the opinion of the commenter and not the Northern Virginia Daily/nvdaily.com.

Comments that contain Web addresses, e-mail addresses, personal attacks, name-calling or personal information considered by the editor to be inappropriate for posting here will not be posted.

Commenters agree to abide by our COMMENTS POLICY when posting. Questions? E-mail us at info@nvdaily.com.












top-jobs-logo.jpg

Look Who 'Likes' nvdaily!



Daily readers: Click the "LIKE" button above to get Daily news and breaking news alerts on your Facebook page.

Activity & Recommendations

Local News Sections

Agriculture AP Wire Features Apple Blossom Festival Basye Berryville Bob Wooten Boyce Breaking News Business Charities Charles Pannunzio Civil War Clarke County Colleges Corrections Courthouse Notes: Permits, Transactions Courts & Legal News Crime & Public Safety Economy and Jobs Edinburg Edward N. Bell Entertainment Environment Fairs & Festivals Fire & Rescue Fort Valley Frederick County Front Royal Hard Times Health History Homes In The Spotlight Ledger Livestock Local Markets Maurertown Media Middletown Military & Veterans Moms Mt. Jackson New Market Page County Pets & Animals Politics Quicksburg Religion School News Shenandoah County Shenandoah Farms Volunteer Fire Department Star Tannery Stephens City Strasburg Toms Brook Traffic & Transportation Utilities Warren County Weather Winchester Woodstock Year in Review




News | Sports | Business | Lifestyle | Obituaries | Opinion | Multimedia| Entertainment | Homes | Classifieds
Guide to the Daily: Advertise | Circulation | Contact Us | NIE | Place a Classified | Privacy Policy | Subscribe

Copyright © The Northern Virginia Daily | nvdaily.com | 152 N. Holliday St., Strasburg, Va. 22657 | (800) 296-5137

nvdaily.com
Best Small Daily Newspaper in Virginia!


nvdaily.com | seeshenandoah.com