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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hot Springs Man Charged With Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Hot Springs, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Jesse D. Grimm, age 32, was indicted on March 18, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 21, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.   

On January 20, 2014, Grimm, having been convicted of a previous felony, was in possession of a firearm, Glock Model 27, and the firearm had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride is prosecuting the case.   

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

Updated June 22, 2015