FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 16, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
Former U.S. Senate Candidate Clayton Walker Indicted on Failure to Appear
PIERRE – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Clayton G. Walker, 33, Black Hawk, was indicted July 14, 2015 by a Hughes County grand jury on Failure to Appear after Release on a Felony, class 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years in the state penitentiary and/or a $4,000 fine.
A warrant for his arrest was issued on July 1, 2015 after he failed to appear in court. He was arrested in Rapid City on July 9th without incident.
Walker was indicted on June 17, 2014 for election law violations stemming from the 2014 U.S. Senate race. He was also charged on September 10, 2014 on three counts of threatening by electronic device. These charges stemmed from Walker’s continued phone calls to several state offices threatening and harassing employees.
Walker is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 20th in Hughes County.