Rapid City Man Indicted for Possession of an Unregistered Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number
March 3, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of an Unregistered Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number.
Anthony Shane Anderson, age 20, of Rapid City, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 15, 2011, for Possession of an Unregistered Firearm and Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on February 28, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charges are merely accusations, and Anderson is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and the Rapid Police Department/ Pennington County Sheriff's Office. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride is prosecuting the case. Anderson was released on bond pending trial.
A trial date has not yet been set.
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