Joke voicemail lands Clark County man in jail

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MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – Clark County dispatchers got a call Wednesday from a person who said they had a voicemail about a possible homicide.

Reese Turton (Photo: Clark County Jail)
Reese Turton (Photo: Clark County Jail)

Deputies were sent to check the area at 1521 Uplands Drive after a woman reported a voicemail from Reese Turton, 60 from Mad River Township. According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the message claimed that Turton had killed his wife and was going to kill himself.

When Deputies spoke with Turton he told them he made the whole story up and had not killed anyone. Clark County dispatchers also received a second call from the person with the message explaining Turton told her it was meant as a joke.

Turton was arrested and charged with inducing panic.and was taken to the Clark County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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