Daniel Turcotte, a fugitive on the run, was arrested in Tennessee

Daniel Turcotte arrested in Tennessee.
Daniel Turcotte arrested in Tennessee.

Maury County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that Daniel P. Turcotte, of Sebastian, was arrested in Tennessee.

Turcotte had a warrant for his arrest in Brevard County and Indian River County for failure to appear on felony charges. He went on the run after January 15, 2020.

Deputies say Turcotte resisted arrest in Tennessee, but they didn’t charge him with it. He was picked up on the two warrants in Florida.

On social media, Turcotte accused Sebastian Daily of publishing fake news about his warrants, calling the news reports “nasty” and threatening to “sue for slander.” In another post, Turcotte made threats against the editor and the news publication but later took it down.

Turcotte was using the profile names Dan Grey and Daniel Morse prior to his arrest.

Turcotte’s run-in with the law in Indian River County started in December 2017 after he was arrested in Sebastian on a charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The charge was later dropped.

Daniel P. Turcotte of Barefoot Bay, Florida.
Daniel P. Turcotte of Barefoot Bay, Florida.

Turcotte was arrested again in September 2019 at his home in Barefoot Bay after he pointed a loaded gun at his girlfriend. She fled the home, and a few minutes later, Turcotte sent a text with several threats with a picture of a firearm if she called law enforcement, deputies said.

Turcotte was then arrested on October 25, 2019, after Brevard County deputies found two stolen guns at his home in Barefoot Bay. He was charged with two counts of Felony Grand Theft of a Firearm.

Daniel P. Turcotte of Sebastian, Florida.
Daniel P. Turcotte of Sebastian, Florida.

The guns were owned by a roommate staying with Turcotte when he lived in Sebastian in February 2018. The roommate had died, and police say Turcotte stole his two guns and other items. The guns went missing until they were found during Turcotte’s arrest in Barefoot Bay.

Turcotte also runs the Treasure Art Life Community Bike Program that rebuilds bicycles for children and people in need.

Turcotte will soon be extradited to Indian River County to face felony charges of two stolen guns and will later face charges in Brevard County.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.