MEADVIEW, Ariz. — A Las Vegas businessman who operates a dude ranch near
the Grand Canyon Skywalk has been arrested for trespassing.
A Hualapai (WAHL’-uh-peye) tribal police officer arrested Nigel Turner on
Tuesday. Tribal spokesman Dave Cieslak says Turner ignored orders to leave a
restricted construction zone where crews are paving a road to the Skywalk that
runs adjacent to Turner’s property.
Cieslak says the tribe will recommend to the Mohave County Attorney’s Office
that Turner be charged with a single count of trespassing. The office said
Wednesday that it hasn’t received a referral.
Turner contends the arrest came without warning after he asked the crew’s
foreman whether explosives were being used in construction.
Turner complained of chest pains after he was put into a patrol car and was
treated at a Kingman hospital.