Convicted felon is arrested in robbery


A two-time convicted felon released from prison just two months ago is being held without bond for the weekend robbery of an Evans convenience store.


Jason Terrance Turner, 39, who lived with his mother in a home in the 5300 block of Windmill Parkway, Evans, was arrested late Sunday after a tip from someone who recognized him from surveillance footage at the Circle K, 4649 Washington Road, said Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.

In that robbery, a man entered the store early Saturday morning and asked the clerk a question. He returned about 20 minutes later with a white T-shirt over his head, told the clerk he had a gun, went behind the counter and grabbed a small amount of cash from the register, according to the incident report.

Turner previously served nine years in prison of a 12-year sentence for a 1998 carjacking and robbery in Richmond County.

He later was convicted for a 2008 Columbia County convenience store robbery by sudden snatch, and was released April 27 after serving less than two years in prison, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections Web site and the Augusta District Attorney's office.