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Fort Thompson Man Sentenced for Assault

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting, Resisting, and Impeding a Federal Officer was sentenced on June 25, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Casey World Turner, age 30, was sentenced to 6 months in federal prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

World Turner was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 14, 2018.  He pled guilty on April 10, 2018.

The conviction stems from an incident on January 19, 2018, when an officer with the BIA Law Enforcement was dispatched to a residence in Fort Thompson.  The officer observed World Turner walking up the porch of his mother’s residence, and he called out to World Turner to come speak with him.

After refusing the officer’s request, World Turner removed his jacket, assumed a bladed stance with both fists raised, and stared at the officer.  The officer grabbed World Turner by the wrist and attempted to secure him in wrist restraints.  World Turner began pulling away from the officer, while simultaneously pushing him with his other arm.  The defendant continued to wrestle and resist until another officer arrived and helped subdue World Turner. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy R. Morley prosecuted the case.

World Turner was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 28, 2018

Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime