- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

CENTERVILLE, S.D. (AP) - A southeast South Dakota prosecutor is facing an assault charge.

The Argus Leader (https://argusne.ws/1P8ieeT ) reports Turner County state’s attorney Matt Olson has been arrested on charges of simple assault and interference with emergency communications.

The 41-year-old Olson declined to comment on the case. The maximum penalty for each charge is one year in jail.

In a court document asking for a temporary protection order, Olson’s wife claims he took away her phone, eventually giving it to her sister, who separated the fighting couple on Monday. She also states Olson “threw a king size mattress” at her before pushing it out the door and breaking the kitchen table.

Olson’s wife also accuses him of using a knife to cut the house’s electricity. She had filed for divorce days before the incident.


Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com

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