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      Turner stand-off sends one to jail

      Turner County Sheriff's deputies responded to a residence off of Coverdale Highway for a call of a juvenile being abused around 6 PM Saturday. / MGN


      Turner County Sheriff's deputies responded to a residence off of Coverdale Highway in response to a call of a juvenile being abused around 6 PM Saturday.

      As a deputy approached the residence, a white male, by the name of Ricky Nelson, discharged a firearm in the general location of the approaching officer.

      Tift and Crisp County SWAT teams, as well as Georgia State Patrol were called to the scene for assistance.

      SWAT teams talked Nelson out of the residence where he was taken into custody.

      The juvenile was removed from the home and placed with another relative.

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