Charges increased against Greenwood burglary suspect

Scottie Turner
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A man who allegedly broke into a Greenwood home now faces a felony burglary charge after the prosecutor decided the suspect should face the most severe consequences.

Investigators say Scottie Turner, 54, broke into a home last month. The homeowners confronted the intruder by grabbing a gun. They subdued the suspect until police arrived.

Turner was arrested over the weekend on a class D felony, which carries a three-year prison sentence. But prosecutors took a second look at the case and decided to seek a stiffer Class A felony carrying a 50-year prison sentence.

The Johnson County Prosecutor's Office says it "will continue to pursue the most severe consequences available against people who invade our citizens' homes."