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Report: Former DPS's officers wife attempts to escape during arrest

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Rebecca Turner (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) Rebecca Turner (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)

The wife of a former Orangeburg Department of Public Safety captain managed to squirm her way out of a pair of handcuffs and out the window of a moving patrol car following her arrest on a burglary charge, according to a Lexington County Sheriff's Department incident report.

Deputies arrested 31-year-old Rebecca Turner and charged her with the attempted burglary of a home on Smith Pond Road back on Feb. 22.

The report goes on to say they located a phone connected to the burglary. Records from that phone lead them to Turner.

Officials eventually arrested Turner at her home on Jake Lucas Lane and placed her in the back of a patrol car to take her to the Lexington County Detention Center.

A second incident report says during the ride to the detention center, Turner managed to remove a handcuff from her left wrist and she then attempted to climb out of the car's back window.

The report then says the deputy brought the car to a stop and Turner spilled out on to the open road. It goes on to say Turner tried to run from the scene, but the deputy eventually caught up to her and relocked her handcuffs.

Turner has had previous run-ins with the law. She has second-degree burglary charges stemming from an incident in Calhoun County and seven counts of obtaining goods under false pretenses in Gaston.

Her husband, Thad Turner, was arrested and accused of removing at least one gun from the Department of Public Safety's armory.

The Orangeburg Times and Democrat reported Lexington County Magistrate Arthur Myers set Turner's bond at a combined $12,500 cash or surety.

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