Fort Totten Man Sentenced on Federal Firearm Charge
FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Jan. 4, 2012, Shobie H. Shaw of Fort Totten, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge
Ralph R. Erickson on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Shaw, 33, pleaded guilty on Oct. 3, 2011, to possessing a High Standard Derringer,
.22 magnum caliber rifle from August 2010 through May of 2011. Federal firearms
statues prohibit possession of firearms by a convicted felon. According to the indictment
filed, Shaw was previously convicted of destruction of property, a Class C felony in
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, on March 4, 1999. The incident occurred on
the Spirt Lake Indian Reservation.
Judge Erickson sentenced Shaw to 23 monthsâ€™ imprisonment to be followed by
three years of supervised release. Shaw was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to
the Crime Victim's Fund.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl prosecuted the case.