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updated: 6/16/2016 11:47 PM

St. Charles man accused of shooting at wife back in jail

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  • Scott J. Turyna, accused of shooting at his wife and another woman, was returned to jail Thursday.

    Scott J. Turyna, accused of shooting at his wife and another woman, was returned to jail Thursday.


A St. Charles man accused of trying to shoot his wife and the spouse of a local school board president was jailed Thursday, after he was charged with violating a condition of his bail.

Scott J. Turyna, 65, was on GPS monitoring after posting $50,000 after his arrest in early May on charges of attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated domestic battery and interference with reporting of domestic battery.

Prosecutors argued Thursday that Turyna -- who is accused of beating his wife and shooting at her on May 3 -- drove within 1,500 feet of her residence on June 9, which he was ordered not to do when he was released on bail.

His wife, who has since filed for divorce, was not injured and Turyna did not contact her. Turyna, who is staying in Elburn, was going to the bank, according to his attorney, Robert Motta.

Kane County Judge D.J. Tegeler increased Turyna's bail to $1 million. He had been released last month after posting $50,000 of $500,000 bail.

Now, Turyna must post $100,000 to be released again from the Kane County jail while the case is pending.

According to police and court records, Turyna beat his wife during an argument. She ran out from the garage of their home on the 400 block of Hunt Club Drive. St. Charles District 300 school board President Steven Spurling and his wife were walking their dog and came to the aid of the woman. Turyna is accused of shooting at his wife and Spurling's wife as the two walked away down a sidewalk.

Spurling disarmed Turyna and detained him until police arrived. All of the shots missed and police credited Spurling with saving the lives of both women.

Turyna is next due in court on July 7. If convicted of attempted murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm, he faces a minimum prison term of 26 years.

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