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Facebook posts land Ink-A-Holix tattoo shop owner back in jail

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Ink-A-Holix owner Paul Turner's bond was revoked after police say he was seeking guns through Facebook. Ink-A-Holix owner Paul Turner's bond was revoked after police say he was seeking guns through Facebook.
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --A Bullitt County tattoo shop owner is back in jail after he was arrested for something he allegedly posted on social media.

Paul Turner owns Ink-A-Holix tattoo shop in Bullitt County. He was arrested in April for allegedly selling drugs and weapons out of the shop. 

Last week, Turner was released to a drug treatment program, but something Bullitt County detectives saw on Facebook put him back behind bars.

After less than a week of freedom, Turner's bond was revoked on Tuesday afternoon.

"Tells us he has not learned his lesson and he is obviously a danger to society," said Bullitt County Sheriff Det. Lt. Mike Murdoch.

The Facebook images and posts led to Turner's arrest.

"The items we found on his page, looked like he was trying to purchase a gun -- he was requesting someone that was selling a gun about the price on it," Lt. Murdoch said.

Turner was arrested in April after the Bullitt County Drug Task Force raided his tattoo shop. Inside, detectives say they found drugs and illegal weapons worth $10,000.00. 

"I was there that day during the bust and based upon the information we found, the items we found, he is definitely a dangerous person to our area," said Lt. Murdoch.

But after less than a month in jail, Turner's bond was reduced and he was allowed to enter a drug treatment program. Police say that's when he tried to purchase the gun and posted images of himself holding up his middle finger -- and they were still watching.

"We were monitoring his page before, and he knew this from the information that was released out before, is that we were monitoring his page and some of the things that we saw then helped us in our investigation," Lt. Murdoch explained.

"He's incredibly disappointed, I mean his bond was just recently modified last week," said John Cook, Turner's attorney.

Cook says he was surprised the tattoo artist was sent back to jail. 

"I'm not really satisfied that he was trying to purchase a firearm, we're talking about a Facebook posting that hasn't been authenticated in any way, shape or form. Anybody could have posted that."

But police see it differently. 

"He just continues to show a pattern of bad behavior," said Lt. Murdoch.

Turner's criminal case is expected to go before the Bullitt County grand jury in the next 30 days.

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