The Columbus Dispatch

ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR ARRESTED AT BAR

Wednesday, November 21, 2001
NEWS   02C

A Franklin County assistant prosecutor was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with an incident Monday night in the Brewery District.

Columbus police said Trent R. Turner, 33, refused to cooperate with officers, pulling away from them and flailing his arms while yelling profanities at the BW-3s Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar on S. High Street.

Turner, whose address was listed as "the streets of Columbus,'' on police reports, even though he lives in Italian Village, appeared to be intoxicated and ignored officers' orders, according to the arrest report.

Police and Columbus fire paramedics were called to the bar on a report of two men fighting. They treated both men at the scene, according to the police radio room. The other man's name wasn't available.

Turner was arrested about 9:30 p.m. and released from custody about a half-hour later by Municipal Judge H. William Pollitt, according to court paperwork.

Pollitt, who had been reached at home by telephone to handle the case, released Turner on his own recognizance, the record states.

His attorney, Sam Shamansky, said he arranged a fast release from jail because he was concerned that Turner could be in the county jail with people he had prosecuted.

Shamansky declined to say more.

Turner's boss, Prosecutor Ron O'Brien, said Turner has been suspended from work until the case is resolved.

Turner, who couldn't be reached, is charged with a fourth-degree misdemeanor. According to Franklin County court records, he has no prior arrests.



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