A man with ties to Gadsden County received 45 years in prison last month in a Leon County court case.
Shantwaun Jarel Turner was the center of a manhunt for his alleged involvement in several crimes in both Gadsden and Leon counties in late 2011.
According to WCTV news, Turner was in the area of Putnam Drive and Meridian Road in Tallahassee when officers attempted to take him into custody.
A TPD press release at the time stated Turner was armed and "resisted the officers' efforts" to take him into custody.
Arrest papers also released at the time stated Turner pulled a gun and pointed it directly at a Tallahassee police officer, prompting two officers to fire.
He was hit in the face and no officers were injured.
The probable cause affidavit available on the WCTV website states the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) developed information implicating Shantwaun Turner in several violent armed robberies including at least one credit union, a jewelry store, and several home invasion-type robberies.
Turner was known to be affiliated with a Gadsden County area street gang, “Weed Side Boys.”
Turner was reportedly “always armed with a handgun.”
Additional information indicated that Turner was planning another bank robbery and intended to take at least one “hostage.”
Turner’s charges stemming from the incident include: aggravated assault on law enforcement officer with a firearm (3 counts), possession of firearm by convicted felon, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of firearm with altered serial number, resisting an officer with violence.
Currently Turner is being held in the Gadsden County jail for larceny and probation violations.