Arrest made in Friday shooting

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 6, 2001

News Editor

An arrest has been made in connection with the Friday afternoon shooting incident on North Three Notch Street in Troy, and police are following leads in an robbery on Park Street Friday and burglar alarm that police responded to Saturday night.

Jessica Turner, 21, of Troy was arrested Monday at about 9 a.m. at the Troy Police Dept. in connection with the shooting incident on North Three Notch Street, according to information released by Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage.

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Turner has been charged with one count of attempted assault first degree and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. Bond has been set at $50,000 in each case with a special stipulation that 10 percent of the total bond must be paid in cash.

The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. in the parking lot of a convenience store on North Three Notch when Turner allegedly shot the rear windshield of a vehicle in the parking lot, said Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, public information officer for TPD. No one was hit by the shots however, the occupants of the vehicle did sustain minor injuries from broken glass, he said.

Turner has been transferred to the Pike County Jail on the two felony charges.

Friday afternoon during the shooting investigation TPD officers responded to a robbery call at an apartment on Park Street at about 3:52 p.m.

"The preliminary report advised that the victim heard an individual in the building where he lived and he went to see what was going on," Scarbrough said. "The victim saw two males dressed in dark clothing in the hallway of his apartment."

Scarbrough said according to the report the perpetrators produced a weapon, threatened the victim and took personal property from him.

Officers from the Troy Police officers canvassed the area looking for the suspects, but no arrest was made, and the case remains under investigation.

Saturday at about 10 p.m. officers from the Troy Police Dept. surrounded the U.S. Post Office in Troy in response to a burglar alarm inside the post office building.

"The buildings’ perimeter was secured," Scarbrough said. "The post office was checked and it was discovered that one of the glass windows had been busted out."

Officers found no one in the building and the preliminary investigation did not find any items missing from the post office.

These cases are still under investigation by the Troy Police Department. Anyone with information on these or any other cases should call TPD at 566-0500 or the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555.