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2008 May 28 - June 3 [US FORCES]

A U.S. sailor arrested for inflicting injury on a man

June 3, 2008
A U.S. sailor was arrested by Kanagawa Prefectural Police on June 1 on suspicion of inflicting injury on a man in Yokosuka.

On June 1 at around 10:30 p.m., Richard Ted Turner Jr., a 23-year-old petty officer second class stationed at the U.S. Yokosuka Naval Base in Kanagawa Prefecture, allegedly punched a Japanese man in the face on a street near Yokosuka-chuo Station.

The man said, “A sailor bumped into me. After saying something, he punched me without any warning.”

The police said that at the time of the arrest the suspect was drunk and denied the charge because he didn’t remember what he had done.

In Yokosuka City, a series of felony crimes have been committed recently by U.S. servicemen.

In January 2006, a crewmember of the U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk robbed and killed a Japanese woman.

In July 2007, a sailor of the U.S. frigate ship Gailey stabbed two Japanese women.

Last March, a taxi driver was stabbed to death by a soldier stationed at the Yokosuka Naval base.
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