Sautee Nacoochee woman charged with battery


CLEVELAND, Ga. – A 25-year-old Sautee Nacoochee woman was arrested Saturday and charged with battery for striking her husband in the face while he was driving on Hwy. 129.

Following a BOLO call, deputies with the White County Sheriff’s Office stopped the vehicle and questioned the driver Joshua Turner and his wife Morgan Turner separately. Both said they had had a verbal argument.

According to the incident report, deputies noticed that Joshua Turner had a red mark on the right side of his face. He said his wife did not strike him, but threw a glass of iced tea in his face.

Morgan Turner also said she did not strike her husband and denied throwing a drink in his face.

However, Nancy Harper Bell, who had called in the 9-1-1 report and followed the truck the Turner’s were in, said she saw Mrs. Turner repeatedly hitting Mr. Turner, causing him to swerve the truck and that she had kept hitting him until they turned onto Albert Reid Road.

Deputies also spoke to Bell’s son Jesse Jake Harper, who was driving the truck Mrs. Bell was riding in, and concurred with what Mrs. Bell said.

Deputies then obtained witness statements and arrested Morgan Turner and transported her to the White County Detention Center.



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