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Marcos Utimio Turner (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Marcos Utimio Turner (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -  Marcos Utimio Turner was arrested and has been charged with the following - unlawful flight from pursuing law enforcement vehicle, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, resisting arrest and reckless driving, according to a release from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.  

Around 8 a.m. on July 22, Turner was allegedly seen speeding on North Thornton Road near Casa Grande by a PCSO deputy. The deputy, who had been heading southbound on Thornton Road, turned around and pursued Turner's vehicle.  

According to the PCSO deputy the car kept increasing its speed, running red lights and weaving in and out of traffic, allegedly in an attempt to avoid contact.  The high speed pursuit ended after Turner pulled into a business in the 10000 block of north Pinal Avenue in Casa Grande, said PCSO officials. 

The driver, identified as Marcos Turner, allegedly refused to cooperate with the deputy, eventually getting out of his car, but failing to follow the deputy's commands. PCSO officials said the deputy had to use a taser to get Turner to comply.  

The release stated 12.6 grams of methamphetamine was allegedly found during a search of Turner's car, along with a digital scale.  Deputies stated that Turner appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.  


Turner was also later processed for driving under the influence of a drug and further charges may follow after toxicology results are finished, said the PCSO release.  Turner's vehicle was also seized.  


According to a family member, who was at the scene of his arrest, Turner had been released from the Arizona Department of Corrections in February 2013, after serving time for charges of manslaughter. 


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