The subject of a two-hour man hunt Sept. 23, Turner has been charged with robbing the bank at gunpoint.
The Decatur man, 28, allegedly held two tellers at gunpoint, ordering them to empty cash drawers, at the former Crescent Bank & Trust at 21 Eagle Parkway in Adairsville.
APD Lt. Robert Jones said Turner allegedly cased the bank, as witnesses reported seeing his older-model gold Mercedes Benz driving around the bank earlier.
"He just said he needed some money. He just walked in with the gun, ordered everybody to the ground -- it was just [four] employees in there," Jones said. "He said he needed some money and decided he was going to rob a bank. Inside the car, we were able to recover the [12-gauge shotgun], the money and some other things.
"He actually pulled the car up to the bank and jumped out of the car and went in and robbed it."
With witness descriptions of the vehicle, authorities within minutes issued a "be on the lookout." Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies, who Sheriff Clark Millsap said "went straight to [Interstate] 75," spotted the car in a southbound lane at exit 296 and the chase ensued, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph. The vehicle exited the interstate at Ga. 20 and continued down a dirt road leading to Noel Christmas Tree Farm near Cracker Barrel.
Turner then allegedly fled on foot at the end of the gravel road, leaving the firearm and money inside the car, which was parked at a cell phone tower. Millsap said deputies searching the woods on the Rollins property spotted Turner on foot, tracked him and made the arrest.
Deputies charged Turner with felony fleeing or attempting to elude an officer. According to the BCSO incident report, Atlanta police had outstanding warrants on Turner for other "forcible" felonies, including aggravated assault, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
-- Staff writers contributed to this article.