Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Homeless HORSEMAN arrested in Valley Springs

   On September 13, 2019 Calaveras Sheriff deputies arrested Frank Jack
Fletcher Turpen (49) homeless of Valley Springs at Hwy 26 and Hwy 12.

   Turpen was booked into the Calaveras County Jail for alleged Obstruction and Violation of Probation, both misdemeanors.

   No word is given for what they did with his horse, Tommy Girl. Turpen and his horse became famous when a reporter in Lodi photographed and published a story about the prospector.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Animal Control probably has the horse. Horse looks well taken care of in the picture. The Sheriff's Department time probably could have been used better on something else than this poor man and his horse.