PRESS RELEASE: Contact: Shawn Gillen, City Manager
For Immediate Release (912) 472-5070
Orange Crush Promoter Arrested
Tybee Island (April 27, 2019) George Ransom Turner III was arrested late Friday evening by Tybee Police and charged with a felony for serious damage to personal and real property. Additionally, he was charged with knowingly providing a false name to an officer, maintaining a disorderly house in violation of City ordinance, and actively promoting a unpermitted event. On Friday evening, Tybee Police were called to a house on Tybee’s north end due to overflow parking and loud noise emanating from the house. Upon Police arrival, over 200 people vacated the home. The owner of the home had previously asked that the home be vacated. Police inspected the property afterwards and found substantial damage done to the property. Mr. Turner provided a fictitious name to the officers on scene, was properly identified by Tybee Police and was arrested. He was actively promoting a party that took place at the home without the homeowners permission and charging admission for the party.
This is an ongoing investigation so we can share no additional information at this time.