Monty Turner charged with twelve felonies after assaulting wife, fleeing with toddler to Canada

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Custody fights among estranged couples are all too common. But few are as extreme as the one involving Monty Turner, who's accused of kidnapping his three-year-old son, Luke, and fleeing with him to Canada.

Luke was eventually found and reunited with his mother, Brandy. Now, authorities are throwing a whole legal library's worth of books at Monty. A total of sixteen charges filed against him, twelve of them felonies, including kidnapping and assault. Photos, videos and details below.

The latest incident isn't the first in which Monty attracted unwanted attention in relation to young Luke.

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Luke Turner.
Last July, as pointed out by the Longmont Times-Call, he and the boy didn't return as planned from a camping trip, prompting Brandy to call in the authorities. They ultimately tracked the pair to Washington County, where officers found them "hiding under carpeting in a box truck," the paper reports.

Monty wasn't accused of a crime for his actions, because he and Brandy didn't have a custody agreement. Afterward, though, she was granted guardianship over the boy, and a judge approved a protection order that required him to stay away from mother and son.

The order apparently worked for a while -- but not permanently.

On May 25, Brandy reportedly stepped into her backyard to smoke a cigarette and found Monty there. She reacted by racing back into the house, locking the door and trying to call 911. But he allegedly forced his way inside, threw the phone away, attacked her with pepper spray and (she thinks) a stun gun and then spirited Luke away -- on a bicycle.

Monty and Luke subsequently disappeared. Here's a photo of Monty shared by police at the outset of the search; note his religious/apocalyptic T-shirt:

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Early on, police believed father and son got away with assistance from Monty's father, 72-year-old Ronald Turner. Ronald was subsequently arrested in Missouri, where he's awaiting extradition.

Meanwhile, an intensive search was launched for Monty and Luke. They were found days later a long ways from home: a motel in Manitoba, Canada.

Luke was unharmed and was able to join a clearly overjoyed Brandy at a news conference. Here's a CBS4 report about that:

Meanwhile, Monty was jailed on a $500,000 bond, while Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett determined the appropriate charges. And he came up with a slew of them.

Continue for more about the charging of Monty Turner, including photos and another video.


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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Gotta love the JESUS T-shirt ...

... priceless.

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

It's to bad that its the child who suffers when parents can't seem to get along..... Grow up and stop using your child to hurt one another a child should never have to choose sides and parents shouldn't make them....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Spending the majority of my youth in foster-group-HELLS, I witnessed crazed biological parents 'kidnap' their kids ALL THE TIME !!!  Understandably, I'm not sure if I'm capable of providing a non-bias opinion in this matter ....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "Brandy reportedly stepped into her backyard to smoke a cigarette "

Lowlife tobacco-sucking addicts should have their parental rights terminated.

Martin Koenigsberg
Martin Koenigsberg

I dunno- this dude sounds like a read piece of work-can we bring back the gauntlet?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Green_eyes ... it's long past time for Minimum Mandatory Parental Qualification Standards before any two fools are allowed to breed.

Remember -- Regulation Works!


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Martin Koenigsberg ... what's a "dunno" ?

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