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Updated Sep 4, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Rancher arrested in Skywalk road construction zone

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.


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