Belcourt Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Stolen Firearms
BISMARCK - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on
March 20, 2012, Terry J. Gourneau Jr., 21 of Belcourt, N.D., pleaded guilty in U.S.
District Court to a charge of possession of stolen firearms.
Between September 18, 2011, and September 20, 2011, Gourneau possessed
firearms which Gourneau knew had been stolen, and Gourneau sold those firearms to
The charge of possession of stolen firearms carries a statutory maximum penalty of
10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Turtle Mountain
Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Sentencing for Gourneau has been scheduled for June 25, 2012, in U.S. District
Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 10:30 a.m.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell is prosecuting the case.