Belcourt Man Sentenced for Possession of Stolen Firearms
MINOT - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on
June 25, 2012, Terry J. Gourneau Jr., 21 of Belcourt, N.D., was sentenced by U.S.
District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of possession of stolen firearms. Gourneau
pleaded guilty to the charge on March 20, 2012.
Judge Hovland sentenced Gourneau to two years in federal prison, to be followed
by three years of supervised release. Gourneau was ordered to pay a $100 special
assessment to the Crime Victimâ€™s Fund and to pay $3,214.99 in restitution.
In September 2011 Gourneau possessed firearms which Gourneau knew had been
stolen. Gourneau sold those firearms to relatives.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs - Turtle Mountain
Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandi Sasse Russell prosecuted the case.