Centerville: Brock Turner is not working for the city, golf course

Sexual offender registration now includes Greene, Montgomery counties.

Centerville’s city manager released a statement today noting Brock Turner is not an employee of the city or its golf course.

“Turner has never been, nor is he currently, an employee of The Golf Club at Yankee Trace or the City of Centerville,” said City Manager Gregory Horn.

Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer said Turner works for a private landscaping company.

Backlash against the course near the work address Turner originally provided authorities has been swift on social media, with dozens of comments aimed at the golf course.

The Golf Club at Yankee Trace is surrounded by 900 privately-owned homes, Horn said.

“The City of Centerville has no responsibility or knowledge of the landscapers that may be hired by individual homeowners,” Horn said.

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A discrepancy in Brock Turner’s sexual offender registry was resolved Thursday when the ex-Oakwood High School student changed his work address from a road in Centerville to a farm in Germantown.

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Turner, who was convicted in a California sexual assault, called the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to make the clarification Thursday, Sgt. Julie Stephens said. Turner had listed 9675 Yankee St., Centerville, as his work address, even though county auditor records suggest no such address exists. The new address is on the 6700 block of Diamond Mill Road, Germantown.

“We’ve gone ahead and changed his address to the company that he works for,” Stephens said. “The address that he gave was what he felt was best for Yankee Trace, the place where he was landscaping.”

Stephens noted that although Turner’s work address is fixed, the actual locations where he landscapes could vary across the county.

“He’s a landscaper, and they get work all over,” Stephens said.

The Dayton Daily News approached Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer earlier this week after discovering the Centerville address did not exist. Fischer said he knew Turner worked at a landscaping business, but couldn’t say why the address didn’t correspond to a parcel.

By Thursday, Fischer said the issue was resolved and said the company Turner works for maintains the landscaping at that section of the Centerville road.

“As far as I’m concerned at this point, and nothing else comes up, Mr. Turner has fulfilled his obligation,” Fischer said.

On Thursday afternoon, Mary Montgomery, the civil division chief of the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, which serves as legal counsel for the county sheriff’s department, said the two organizations had an “open investigation” into the matter.

Fischer disagreed with the characterization, stating his office “would not be doing an investigation on an address in Montgomery County.” Montgomery later clarified to say the agencies worked together to verify the address.

In September, Turner registered as a Tier III sex offender in Greene County, where he and his parents now live after moving from Oakwood days before the ex-swimmer assaulted an intoxicated, unconscious woman at Stanford University.

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