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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 11, 2013

Pine Ridge Man Acquitted

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota man was acquitted of the charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition on February 22, 2013.

On June 6, 2012 Wesley Wade Running Shield was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition at Pine Ridge on June 6, 2012. Running Shield was found not guilty of the charge on February 22, 2013.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Shattuck and Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015