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Violent Richmond sex offender nabbed while donating blood

Posted at 4:18 PM, Apr 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-18 18:31:47-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- U.S. Marshals captured Allen Robert Turner, a 50-year-old fugitive wanted on charges stemming from a felony rape conviction which occurred over 10 years ago.

In 2000, Turner was convicted of felony rape in the City of Richmond and sentenced to 10 years of incarceration in the Virginia Department of Corrections.

He was released on supervised probation in 2008, and required to register as a sex offender with the Virginia State Police.

On January 2, the Virginia State Police charged Turner with failure to register as a sex offender and for providing false information to the Sex Offender Registry.

Additionally, Turner was charged with violation of probation for failing to report to the Richmond Probation Office. Turner, a Sexually Violent Predator, has been on the run for over a year.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force took over the case last month. Their information led them to an address in the City of Richmond where Turner was donating blood platelets for cash.

Early Friday morning Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers (TFOs) surrounded the facility, conducted a brief search and located Turner among other donors present.

Turner was seated in a reclining chair with an IV in his arm donating blood.  Investigators allow Turner to finish, and then arrested him.

Officers said that Turner was in the process of texting someone at the time of the arrest.

They said Turner handed the phone to a deputy, who observed the following words on the screen:  “They Got Me.”

Turner is listed as a wanted sex offender on the Virginia State Police Sex Offender Registry website at