Arrest made in connection with Friday death

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 14, 2004

A Smith Road man was arrested early Sunday morning in connection with the death of an Upper Township man Friday.

Carlos L. Jenkins, 39, of 842 County Road 180, was taken into custody at 1:14 a.m. Sunday by Lawrence County Sheriff's detective Shane Hanshaw. He was lodged in the Lawrence County jail, and is expected to be arraigned this afternoon on a murder charge in Ironton Municipal Court.

John Turvey, 45, of 960 County Road 103 (Ellisonville Ridge Road) was found dead at his home by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Friday at approximately 9:30 a.m.

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A autopsy conducted by the Franklin County Coroner's Office in Columbus, completed Saturday, revealed Turvey died of four gunshots wounds to various parts of his body, Lawrence County Sheriff Tim Sexton said.

Sexton declined to comment on a possible motive in the case, or how Jenkins and Turvey knew each other. Sexton said the investigation into the murder continues.

The sheriff's office called in the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations for assistance in the case.