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Hammond Man Sentenced to 60 Months Incarceration for Committing Interstate Domestic Violence

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA –  VINCENT TURNER, age 39, a resident of Hammond, Louisiana, was sentenced by United States District Judge Susie Morgan to 60 months in federal prison for violating 18 U.S.C. 2261(b)(5), Interstate Domestic Violence, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.  The sentence imposed will run concurrent with a sentence to be imposed in a Plaquemines Parish revocation proceeding.

On May 2, 2023, TURNER pled guilty to a three-count indictment charging him with violations of Assault and Interstate Domestic Violence. The remaining counts of the indictment were dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement between the government and TURNER.  Following his incarceration, TURNER will be placed on supervised release for 36 months.  The Court also imposed a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00. 

According to court records, TURNER physically assaulted his dating partner while aboard the Carnival cruise ship Valor, an American vessel.  The ship left from the Port of Orleans and traveled to Costa Maya, Mexico.  While aboard the cruise ship, TURNER and his dating partner engaged in a verbal altercation that turned physical when TURNER pushed his dating partner, causing her to fall to the floor.  TURNER continued to strike the victim with his hand and kick her with his foot, resulting in physical injuries to her. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brittany Reed of the Public Integrity Unit.


Shane Jones

Community Outreach Coordinator

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana

Updated August 22, 2023

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