Sunday, September 27, 2020
77.4 F
The Villages

Del Webb Spruce Creeker jailed on DUI charge after leaving Ocala motel

Pamela Annetta Turner

A Del Webb Spruce Creek woman found herself behind bars early Sunday morning after allegedly running a stop sign while leaving the Queen’s Garden Resort motel in Ocala.

Marion County sheriff’s deputies stopped the sliver Nissan SUV a short distance away from the motel and spoke with the driver, 61-year-old Pamela Annetta Turner. Turner told deputies she had a pipe that she used to smoke crack cocaine inside her purse, a sheriff’s office report states.

Deputies searched the vehicle and located a black bag containing several small liquor bottles “that appeared to be used as homemade pipes.” They also located a glass pipe “about the size of a pencil that is commonly used to smoke crack cocaine,” the report says.

Turner admitted to deputies that she had consumed a small bottle of liquor and a strawberry-type mixed drink. She also said she had smoked crack cocaine about 45 minutes before being stopped, the report says.

Deputies invited Turner to participate in field sobriety exercises, which she agreed to do. After struggling through them, she was placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail. She provided breath samples that showed no blood-alcohol content and then agreed to provide a urine sample, the report says, adding that the residue on her glass pipe tested positive for cocaine.

After speaking with a deputy who is a drug recognition expert, Turner, who lives in the 8600 block of S.E. 141st Place in Del Webb Spruce Creek, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and possession and/or use of drug equipment. She was released late Sunday night on $2,000 bond and her next court date hasn’t yet been set, jail records show.

More Headlines

Longtime Villager remembered in drive-by wake organized by her family

The threat of the Coronavirus has forced many changes in our lives, including plenty of social distancing, but the family of Josephine Noordover felt it important to find a way to include her vast network of friends in The Villages to celebrate her life.

10 more local residents die of COVID-19 as new cases crop up in Villages area

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 10 more local residents as new cases of the deadly virus were reported in and around The Villages.

Photos

Roseate Spoonbill Landing At Hogeye Pathway

Check out this roseate spoonbill landing at Hogeye Pathway. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Carolina Chickadee Near Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center

This Carolina chickadee was spotted near Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing!

Hot Air Balloons Sailing Over Lake Sumter

These hot air balloons were spotted sailing over Lake Sumter east of the Morse Boulevard bridge in The Village of Caroline. Thanks to Jim Strothman for sharing!

Letters to the Editor

Trump won’t give Social Security and Medicare to illegal aliens

A Village of Hemingway resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says President Trump won’t give Social Security and Medicare to illegal aliens. And there’s more he’ll do.

Business

$28.7 million Lake Sumter Apartment Homes now open to renters

Lake Sumter Apartment Homes, a $28.7 million affordable housing community consisting of 158 apartment homes, is now open to renters.

Crime

Wildwood man lands back in jail after violating bond in battery case

A Wildwood man landed back in jail after violating his bond in a battery case.

Opinions

Villagers must take extra precautions against COVID-19 as town squares reopen

We are sincerely hopeful that Villagers will use commonsense and take precautions against COVID-19 when the town squares reopen for entertainment next month. Lives could depend on it.

Top Stories

Serious sanitation violations discovered at restaurants in The Villages

Serious sanitation violations were discovered during recent health inspections at a pair of restaurants in The Villages.

Longtime Villager remembered in drive-by wake organized by her family

The threat of the Coronavirus has forced many changes in our lives, including plenty of social distancing, but the family of Josephine Noordover felt it important to find a way to include her vast network of friends in The Villages to celebrate her life.

10 more local residents die of COVID-19 as new cases crop up in Villages area

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 10 more local residents as new cases of the deadly virus were reported in and around The Villages.

Letters to the Editor

Trump won’t give Social Security and Medicare to illegal aliens

A Village of Hemingway resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says President Trump won’t give Social Security and Medicare to illegal aliens. And there’s more he’ll do.

Stopping the trolls from manipulating Community Standards

A Village of Liberty Park resident says Community Development District 5 is trying to stop the trolls from manipulating Community Standards. Read his Letter to the Editor.

No wonder people are afraid of police

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Harmeswood at Belle Aire resident describes a concerning interaction he had with law enforcement.

Crime

Wildwood man lands back in jail after violating bond in battery case

A Wildwood man landed back in jail after violating his bond in a battery case.

Face-punching Summerfield teen popped after nasty tiff with man at friend’s house

An 18-year-old Summerfield man found himself behind bars Thursday night after a violent scuffle with a man at a friend’s house.

Summerfield man already on probation jailed after nabbed with Bob Marley pipe

A Summerfield man already on probation was nabbed with a Bob Marley pipe with cocaine residue.