Incident #: 50-14-29346 Date/Time: October 23rd-October 30th
Location: Long Point Road, Dover, DE
On Thursday, October 30th, just before 12:00PM, the Dover Police Department responded to the McDonald’s located at 879 North DuPont Highway for a suspicious note left on the women’s bathroom wall. The note, written in makeup, suggested that the writer was the victim of kidnapping and was being held against her will since October 23rd, by her estranged husband, Brandon Turner (28). Detectives from the Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit were able to obtain video surveillance from the McDonald’s and neighboring businesses.
Based on the footage, officers searched the area, believing they were on foot at the time based on the clothing the suspect and victim were wearing. Approximately 3 hours after the initial call to McDonald’s, detectives located the pair outside of the Dover Mall and took Turner into custody without incident. The victim, a 25-year-old female, transported to the Dover Police Department for further investigation. The investigation revealed that on Thursday, October 23rd, Brandon Turner kidnapped the victim from the area of North Little Creek Road. Turner then took the victim to a residence on Long Point Road, where he duct taped her to a bed and proceeded to rape her multiple times. Turner had held the victim against her will until police discovered the note on the restroom wall, and located the pair on Thursday, October 30th. The victim had a no-contact order on file against Brandon Turner since August 4, 2014 from a previous incident. It was also learned that Turner was riding a green Kawasaki motorcycle, which was reported stolen from Delaware State Police Troop 9. Turner is currently being held on $651,500 Cash bond at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.
Officer releasing this information:
Cpl. Mark Hoffman
Public Information Officer