The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on June 21, 2018, Brandon Maurice Turntime entered a plea to Second Degree Felony Murder and Home Invasion Robbery with a Firearm and was sentenced to 25 years in the Department of Corrections, with the first 10 years to be served day-for-day due to the 10-20-Life law. On December 4, 2017, the Defendant and Peyton Meyers, both armed with firearms, broke into an apartment on the 5th floor at the 100 building of 79 West Apartments and told the occupants to get on the floor, demanding drugs and money. As the Defendant and Meyers left, one of the occupants attacked Meyers, attempting to retrieve her property. During the struggle with the occupant, Meyers appeared to be attempting to shoot the occupant that had attacked him and at that moment one of the other occupants shot Meyers two times. The Defendant fled the scene but was apprehended a short distance from the crime scene. Meyers was pronounced dead at the scene. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Mark E. Graham and the case was investigated by the Panama City Beach Police Department.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant Attorney Larry Basford.