Robert Lee Turnley, age 41, was arrested on July 25. Assistant District Attorney Martin Purselley said he plans to take the case — based on online conversations that North Richland Hills resident Jane Patterson turned over to police — to the grand jury in September.
Turnley referred questions to his lawyer, William Reagan Wynn. “We are currently conducting a complete independent investigation into all of the facts and circumstances surrounding the allegations against Mr. Turnley,” Wynn said in an e-mail. “He is looking forward to having this matter heard in a court of law where all of the facts and circumstances can be fairly presented and considered. Ultimately, we are confident that these allegations can be resolved in a manner favorable to Mr. Turnley and his family.”