Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper arrested, charged with child abuse

Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper arrested, charged with child abuse
MHP Trooper Jesse Turberville, 28, arrested for child abuse. Source: Brandon Police Department

BRANDON, Miss. (WLBT) - A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper has been arrested by Brandon police and charged with child abuse.

28-year-old Jesse Turberville of Brandon, was arrested August 27.

Assistant Brandon Police Chief Chris Butts said Turberville waived Wednesday’s preliminary hearing and his since bonded out. His bond was set at $50,000.

The case will now go to a Rankin County grand jury.

MHP Captain Johnny Poulos said there will be no statements released because it is a personnel matter, but Poulos confirms Turberville is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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