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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 23, 2018

Fort Thompson Man Charged with Assault

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer.

Casey World Turner, age 30, was indicted on February 14, 2018.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 22, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 28 years in custody and/or a $500,000 fine, 6 years of supervised release, and up to $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on January 19, 2018, World Turner forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with an officer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, while said officer was engaged in the performance of his official duties.  World Turner used shod feet on the officer, which resulted in physical contact.  

The charges are merely accusations and World Turner is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley is prosecuting the case.   

World Turner was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated February 23, 2018