Tyrez Turner could be a poster child for all that is wrong with the Franklin County juvenile justice system.
According to a law enforcement source, here is a list of crimes Columbus Division of Police charged Turner with over the past five years. Because they were all handled through the Franklin County Juvenile Court, we do not know the outcomes.
2017 – Aggravated burglary.
2018 – Receiving stolen property.
2019 – Assault.
2020 – Receiving stolen property (auto); weapons under disability; tampering with evidence.
2021 – Weapons under disability; weapons under disability; purchased firearm; receiving stolen property (auto); receiving stolen property (auto).
That’s 11 felonies plus a misdemeanor if you’re keeping score.
Tyrez Turner is 16 and he shows no signs of becoming a law-abiding citizen anytime soon.
On Tuesday, the Columbus Division of Police arrested Turner after the teen hit an officer with a stolen SUV he was driving. The 29-year-old officer suffered a left broken arm that will require surgery to repair.
On that same day, officers found a loaded Glock in Turner’s bedroom and an assault rifle in the living room at an apartment on Shore Boulevard West.
Turner faces a litany of felony charges.
The Sussi Report came across a 2019 Westerville police report that perfectly illustrates how young criminals like Tyrez Turner continue to commit crimes without any consequences.
On December 10, Westerville police received a complaint about two “suspicious” people canvassing the area of Berkley Place and rummaging through vehicles with unlocked doors.
Police arrested Turner and a 15-year-old boy.
Officers found a loaded MAC 11 in the pouch of Turner’s hoodie. Turner told officers that he purchased the gun for $700 “for protection.” Turner refused to say who sold him the firearm.
During their investigation, officers also discovered that on December 6, Turner stole a 2015 Hyundai Sonata in the same area where officers arrested Turner four days later.
Westerville police charged Turner with carrying a concealed weapon, obstructing official business (Turner attempted to run off when officers arrived), and motor vehicle theft.
According to the report, both Turner and his accomplice were on probation. Turner was wearing – an ankle monitor.
Note: These two videos were posted on Tyrez Turner's Instagram page. The first video clip shows Turner sitting in the front passenger's seat of a car smoking a cigar and waving a handgun. The second video shows Turner behind the wheel of a stolen GMC waving a handgun. There is NO audio.