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Dylan Turk due in court Monday

by Minden Press-Herald



A Minden teen connected to the murder of Omar Lott in August 2014 is due in court Monday on the case; at the same time, the District Attorney’s office will be asking the judge to revoke his bond after he was arrested on several new charges.

Dylan Turk, 17, was arrested Sunday, April 5, by Minden police and charged with disturbing the peace disorderly, simple criminal damage to properly, interfering with medical transport, attempted simple escape, resisting an officer by force and battery of a police officer with injury.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says officers were dispatched to Minden Medical Center where Turk was in the emergency room, reportedly causing a disturbance.

“His grandmother took him to the ER because he was complaining about being in pain,” Cropper said. “Apparently he smoked some synthetic marijuana, and he was out of control. The ER called us. He supposedly broke a phone in the emergency room and caused a disturbance. So, we placed him under arrest for disturbing the peace.”

When officers arrived at the Minden Police Department with Turk, Cropper says he was locked up in one of the holding cells and he began tearing up the cell bed, breaking it into three pieces.

“Officers went in to try to get him under control,” Cropper said, “and he tried to get out the door, and we charged him with simple escape.”

Cropper went on to say Turk charged one of the officers, and when the officer tried to contain him, Turk allegedly bit him, breaking the skin.

Officials with the district attorney’s office say while Turk faces the judge on the charge of accessory to first degree murder in the Omar Lott case, prosecuting attorney Hugo Holland will
seek bond revocation in Turk’s recent arrest.

Omar Lott was shot and killed Aug. 24, 2014, and J’Son and Dylan Turk were arrested along with Murphy Robertson. J’Son Turk admitted to authorities he fired the fatal shots, but Dylan Turk reportedly helped with the body. At the time, Dylan Turk was also charged with obstruction of justice for statements made during their initial interviews.

Robertson was cleared of all charges, except a weapons charge in which a weapon was in plain view inside a vehicle in which he was a passenger.

Lott’s remains were found in a wooded area off Walter Lyons Road three days after the shooting. Sheriff Gary Sexton says at the time, Lott was shot during a drug deal involving synthetic marijuana.

Turk is currently incarcerated at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on bonds totaling $12,500.

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