FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Wednesday, April 18, 2012
CONTACT: Sara Rabern, (605) 773-3215
Redfield Man Sentenced in Assault Case
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Ronald Allen Karr, 57, Redfield, was sentenced to serve 60 days in jail for assaulting a disabled adult. Karr entered a plea of nolo contendere to one count of Simple Assault, a class 1 misdemeanor.
While working at the South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield on October 7, 2011, Karr slapped a resident. A co-worker reported the incident and Karr was terminated.
Fifth Circuit Court Judge Tony L. Portra suspended the execution of the sentence on the condition that Karr pay costs of $380.12 to the State. Karr must also pay a fine and court costs of $250.00.
The case was investigated and prosecuted by the South Dakota Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with assistance from the Department of Human Services.