LAKE CITY, Fla. -- A meth lab suspect was arrested Tuesday on charges that he hit his former girlfriend.
Police responded to the Gateway Inn on U.S. 90 in Lake City on Tuesday afternoon on a request for a well-being check on a resident.
Inn employees said they were cleaning a room, which had already been checked out when they discovered Brandon Turner unresponsive under the sheets.
After police arrived and tried to ruse him, Turner awoke and sat up. Police told Turner that he was in the room past checkout and that he needed to leave or make arrangements with the hotel. Police noticed some meth-making items in the room and when they asked Turner about them, he fled into nearby woods. Officers found items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine, hypodermic needles and a Pyrex dish containing residue in plain view.
About 11 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to an address a few blocks away from the hotel regarding a report of a domestic physical disturbance. The victim told police her ex-boyfriend and father of her child was following and harassing her.
She stated that she was attempting to walk home from work when he found her and began begging to stay with her that evening. He told her that he was homeless since the hotel room she had rented for him nearby was no longer available.
Investigation into the case revealed that her ex-boyfriend was Turner.