FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Wednesday, September 10, 2014
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Former US Senate Candidate Clayton G. Walker Arrested for Threatening State Employees
PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Hughes County States Attorney Wendy Kloeppner confirm today that Clayton G. Walker, 33, Black Hawk, was arrested on three counts of threatening by electronic device, class one misdemeanor. Walker was also arrested for violated the terms of his personal recognizance bond in his felony election law case based on the same conduct.
Charges stem from Walker’s continued phone calls to several state offices threatening and harassing employees.
Walker is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.
Walker was indicted on June 17, 2014 for election law violations. He is scheduled to appear on those charges on October 7, 2014 in Hughes County at which time the State anticipates requesting jury trial date to be set. Annette Bosworth, 42, Sioux Falls, who was indicted on the same date for felony election law violations, had her jury trial continued to February 4, 2015 over the State’s objection.