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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fort Thompson Man Charged With Felon In Possession Of Firearm

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Bryant James Ross, age 39, was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 17, 2013, for Felon in Possession of Firearm.  Ross appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 19, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation; and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.  

The charge is merely an accusation, and Ross is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case. 

Ross was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015