Petersburg man arrested for Hopewell armed robbery

Wilton Thomas Turner III
Wilton Thomas Turner III

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) – A Petersburg man faces a long list of charges after Hopewell Police say he attempted to rob someone.

24-year-old Wilton Thomas Turner III, of Petersburg, is charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer, robbery, grand larceny, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm after being a convicted felon, brandishing a firearm, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, possession of marijuana and possession of a schedule I drug while in possession of a firearm.

Police say Turner is the suspect in an armed robbery that happened November 18 in the 500 block of S. 21st Avenue. Officers were able to apprehend him, but not before they say Turner struggled with an officer and then led them on a brief foot pursuit.

Right now, Turner is being held without bond at Riverside Regional Jail, pending his arraignment.

In a statement issued to the press, Hopewell Police Chief John Keohane said, "Our officers acted with bravery while responding to and stabilizing this extremely dangerous incident. Their training, experience and utilization of a team effort not only brought this incident to a successful conclusion but removed a very dangerous and violent offender from the streets of Hopewell."

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