LCSD Home
  About LCSD
  Inside LCSD
  Get Involved
  Careers
  News Releases
  Incident Reports
  Inmate Information
  Inmate Search
  Crime Statistics
  In Memoriam
  Civilian Safety Awareness
  Contact Information
  Sheriff's Newsletter









NEWS RELEASES
Major John Allard, PIO Office, 785-2415, 24-Hour Press Box: 799-2001, Ext. 1100

Man Arrested for Unlawfully Presenting Himself as a Nurse


Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives in cooperation with the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 28-year-old Lugoff man on charges that the man unlawfully presented himself and practiced as a nurse and licensed practical nurse while the man provided medical services at a medical facility on Medical Circle near West Columbia.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Kerston Kyle Turner, 28, of 113 Linde Lane, Lugoff, on a charge of unlicensed practice as a nurse and licensed practical nurse and asked Kershaw County deputies to arrest Turner at his Lugoff home. Kershaw County deputies arrested Turner on Friday, January 24. Lexington County deputies on Monday, January 27 transported Turner to the Lexington County Detention Center, where Turner was being held on Monday while awaiting a bond hearing.

An arrest warrant alleges that on January 14 Turner willfully and unlawfully presented himself as a nurse and licensed practical nurse to a 16-year-old boy and the boy’s mother while Turner provided medical services, which were not medically necessary, to the 16-year-old boy at MedCare Urgent Care Center, 110 Medical Circle, West Columbia, Metts said.

The arrest warrant further alleges that Turner, who had the word nurse tattooed on one of his forearms, performed unlawful services on the 16-year-old boy that were outside the scope of Turner’s certification as a certified nursing assistant and constituted a sexual assault on the 16-year-old boy, Metts said. The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation certified Turner to work only as a certified nursing assistant.

Turner previously was arrested on January 17 on arrest warrants that detectives obtained for Turner on charges of engaging a child under the age of 18 in a sexual performance and first-degree assault and battery in connection with the unlawful services that Turner performed on the 16-year-old boy, Metts said. Turner was released from the Lexington County Detention Center on January 18 after Turner posted bail totaling $10,000.

Metts asked anyone with information about additional criminal activity involving Turner or information about situations in which Turner has interacted inappropriately with children to contact the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).



 


07/28/2014 - Homeland Protection Certification  
07/25/2014 - Two Men Arrested in Convenience Store Robbery  
07/24/2014 - Explorer Post Wins National Award  
07/23/2014 - Law Enforcement Re-Accreditation  
07/23/2014 - Job Fair and Open House  
07/23/2014 - Deputy Receives Distinguished Graduate Award  
07/18/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
07/19/2014 - Detectives Charge Man with Restaurant Robbery  
07/19/2014 - Deputies Arrest Two Women and One Man for Breaking Into Home at Gunpoint  
07/16/2014 - Reserve Deputy Training  
07/12/2014 - Detention Center Enhances Visitation With Inmates  
07/11/2014 - Deputies Arrest Teen-Ager for Breaking Into Home  
07/09/2014 - More than 70 Units of Blood Donated to Red Cross  
07/08/2014 - More than 500 Eyeglasses Donated to South Carolina Lions Charitable Services  
07/06/2014 - Investigators Arrest Three Additional Persons for Illegally Operating Gaming House  
07/04/2014 - Investigators Arrest Man for Illegally Operating Gaming House  
07/04/2014 - Inspection Results in Arrests of Two Men for Selling Counterfeit Items  
07/03/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
07/03/2014 - Book Sale  
07/03/2014 - 5th Annual Catfish Tournament  
07/03/2014 - Deputies Arrest Man for Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer and Kidnapping Women at Motel  
06/28/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man for Attempting to Sexually Assault Two Women at Motel  
06/25/2014 - Cell Phones for Soldiers  
06/25/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Four Deputies  
06/23/2014 - Honor Flight  


NEWS RELEASES


An Internationally Accredited Law Enforcement Agency 521 Gibson Road Lexington, SC 29072 (803) 785-8230