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'Walking Dead’ Actor Arrested After Being Mistakenly Let Out Of Jail

Josh Turner has starred in 17 episodes of "The Walking Dead."

By Daniel Egitto
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Pro wrestler and "Walking Dead" actor Josh “TKO” Turner was arrested Feb. 12 in Newport, Tenn. on a warrant from Oregon.

Turner, 34, left the West Coast after being mistakenly let out of jail, police told Portland TV station KATU 2 News. There was an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Oregon, where he has been charged with assault, according to Knoxville News Sentinel, a Tennessee newspaper.

Turner was still in a Tennessee jail Thursday morning and will soon be extradited to Oregon, the outlet reports.

 Turner has appeared in 17 episodes of the Walking Dead as the “Tattooed Savior,” according to his IMDb page. He also played roles in shows like "The Vampire Diaries," "Watchmen," and "The Originals."

He’s also a professional wrestler and goes by the name “The Krazed One,” according to the IMDb mini-biography he wrote for himself.

Turner says he started his wrestling career at 18, when he moved from the small town of Bedford, Indiana to Louisville, Kentucky. In Louisville, he trained and wrestled at Camp Ohio Valley Wrestling, a former WWE training camp, and went on to wrestle at various competitions across the United States.

He and his daughter, Kaylie Turner, co-host a YouTube series, The Father-Daughter Duo. Kaylie, like her father, hopes to go into acting.

Turner has also tried to turn his career into a force for good, according to an interview he did with the sci-fi news station SciFiction. 

He's involved with charities like Fighting for Autism, which promotes awareness and understanding of autism in various communities and Pops For Patients, which collects Funko POP! figurines for terminally ill children.

“Everybody says, you can’t change the world,” he said in the interview. “That’s true. But you change one person, and they can change one person, and they can change one person — and together, we can make a difference.”

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