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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

[PA] Officer Turkos' wife has a broken arm. Her son's bruised, & in pain

A Dupont police officer faces charges for assaulting and threatening to kill his wife and stepson... She suffered a broken right arm and bruises on her legs. The 11-year-old complained of pain in his abdomen and neck... "I am the boss." He allegedly told his wife "I will cut you off at the knees" and "I'll kill him (stepson) and I'll kill you"... Turkos is expected to surrender on the charges in the next few days. "We know where he is; it's not like he's on the run"...

Dupont cop faces assault charges
David Turkos allegedly broke wife's arm and kicked stepson in domestic dispute Sunday.

Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, PA
Edward Lewis
March 5, 2008
[Excerpts] An arrest warrant was issued for a Dupont police officer on charges he broke his wife's arm and kicked his 11-year-old stepson during a domestic dispute at their home on Sunday. David ["Dave"] Andrew Turkos, 35, of Elm Street, Dupont, faces charges of aggravated assault, harassment and two counts each of simple assault and terroristic threats. State police at Wyoming filed the charges against Turkos with District Judge Paul J. Roberts Jr. in Kingston on Sunday. Trooper Martin Connors said Turkos is expected to surrender on the charges in the next few days. "We know where he is; it's not like he's on the run"... Turkos and his two biological sons and his stepson were in their living room when he accused his stepson of teasing his 3-year-old son... Turkos kicked his stepson in the stomach, which caused the boy to fall backward. His wife, Donna, entered the room and tried to comfort the two boys. Turkos told his wife to mind her own business and said he wanted the 11-year-old out of the house. When Donna picked up the 3-year-old, Turkos grabbed her and said: "You can't do anything. I am the law. Get the (expletive) kid out of here in 10 minutes or I'll kill him," the criminal complaint says. Police said in arrest papers that Donna claimed Turkos shoved her into a cabinet and twisted her wrist, breaking her arm. The 11-year-old struck Turkos with a toy sword while yelling at him to leave his mother alone. Turkos left the residence. Donna and her three sons were taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township. She suffered a broken right arm and bruises on her legs. The 11-year-old complained of pain in his abdomen and neck, police said...

Dupont cop to face charges for allegedly assaulting wife, stepson
The Citizen's Voice, PA
By Bob Kalinowski bkalinowski@citizenzvoice.com
03/05/2008
[Excerpts] A Dupont police officer faces charges for assaulting and threatening to kill his wife and stepson Monday afternoon, according to police... According to arrest papers, Turkos told his wife things like, "You can't do anything. I am the law" and "You're doing nothing. I am the boss." He allegedly told his wife "I will cut you off at the knees" and "I'll kill him (stepson) and I'll kill you." As Turkos and his wife struggled, the 11-year-old came into the room swinging a plastic light saber sword, hitting Turkos in the head and telling him to "leave his mother alone," according to arrest papers. The wife eventually was able to call 911, and Turkos left the home, police said. Dupont officials seized Turkos' service weapon, said Dupont Mayor Daniel Lello... "We have to give both parties the benefit of the doubt and find out exactly what transpired," he said...

2 comments:

  1. Police Officer Surrenders for Assault Charge
    WNEP-TV, PA
    March 5, 2008

    A Dupont police officer turned himself in to state police this afternoon to face charges stemming from a fight with his wife.

    David Turkos is accused of aggravated assault and other offenses. His attorney, said he was not a fugitive, but had been in the hospital for the past few days. He called his client an upstanding man.

    Turkos has been a part-time officer on the Dupont force for eight years.

    http://www.wnep.com/Global/story.asp?S=7970196&nav=menu158_2

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  2. straightarrowMarch 05, 2008

    Funny about that "both sides" comment, I never see or hear for a non=Leo

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