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Clayton County Police chief's son arrested

Brandon D'angelo Turner, the 17-year-old son of the Clayton County Police chief, was arrested by Henry County Police on burglary charges.

Turner was allegedly in possession of a number of DVDs, according to Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton.

He was stopped on Wednesday night, after police responded to a home invasion call shortly after 6 p.m., at 237 Whitney Lane in McDonough. Officers stopped a suspicious vehicle in the area and questioned the five teenagers in the car.

"There was no evidence found on any of the occupants in the car," Bolton said. "However, as police searched the car, which belonged to Turner, or someone in his family, they found stolen DVDs with the victim's name on the DVDs."

The DVD collection was reported stolen on April 24, from 157 Crown Walk, in McDonough.

Turner, who lives in Henry County, was arrested, and the other four were released.

Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner responded to the arrest during a telephone interview.

"I'm disappointed, and he had to be accountable for his actions," Jeff Turner said. "That's all I want to say. This is a family matter and we're dealing with it in my family."

The 17-year-old's case was in court, Thursday. A Henry County Judge found there was probable cause to arrest him, and the case was bound over to Superior Court, where it will go before a grand jury for indictment.

Turner was granted a $15,000 bond and was released from jail at about 1:30 p.m.

- Daniel Silliman