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Port Sulphur Man Pleads Guilty To 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 Port Sulphur, Louisiana plead guilty on May 2, 2023 to Interstate Domestic Violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2261(a)(1), 2261(b)(5) and 7(8), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. 

On August 2, 2022, while within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, aboard the Carnival cruise ship, Valor, TURNER physically assaulted and battered his intimate dating partner.  The Valor, a foreign vessel, departed and returned to New Orleans, after traveling to Costa Maya, Mexico.  While aboard the ship, TURNER and the victim engaged in a verbal altercation that escalated into a physical altercation, resulting in TURNER striking the victim in her head with his hand.

TURNER faces a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00, a period of supervised release of up to 3 years, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.

United States District Court Judge Susie Morgan will sentence TURNER on August 17, 2023.

This 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 M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated May 3, 2023

Violent Crime