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Turn, Turn, Turner


Say hello again to Shane Turner, a former local stockbroker, Idaho Press-Tribune sportswriter, Skyview High School vice principal (a job at which he busted this very author for attempting to cut class in 1997) and convicted conman who was picked up in Elko, Nev., last month. Turner was convicted earlier this year of defrauding elderly clients while he was working as a stockbroker, and he went MIA after missing a sentencing hearing in Boise on Aug. 30—the same date by which he was supposed to pay off the $173,400 he still owed to his victims. By September 11, Ada County detectives had trailed Turner to a hotel in Las Vegas, where he had been renting a room. However, by the time they discovered it, he was already high-tailing it to Elko, where Elko Police, Elko County Sheriff's deputies and Nevada parole officers found the fugitive at a residence. Turner has not waived extradition. His next hearing is scheduled for October 22 in Elko County Court, and none of the authorities involved have announced when he will be moved back to the Ada County Jail.