News and Press Releases

Fort Totten Man Sentenced on Federal Firearm Charge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2012

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 months’ 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
Explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl prosecuted the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return to Top

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Justice 101